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How to Make DIY Homemade Soy Milk

January 18, 2014 by Melanie Zook

Before diving into making your own plant milks, check out this guide to what plant milks are out there, how they stack up nutritionally, and what they’re best used for.  For all the recipes below, I recommend using a Vitamix.  It will change the way you think about DIY in the kitchen!

By making your own non-dairy beverages, you’re in control of what nuts, seeds or grains you use (raw & organic are best) as well as how much sweetener is added.  And you can also avoid such additives as carrageenan, a seaweed-based thickener & emulsifier that has been shown to contribute to inflammation in the body.  But keep in mind that when making them at home, these “milks” won’t be fortified with such nutrients as additional calcium, vitamin D or vitamin B12.


Makes about 8 cups.


Research assistance provided by Meghan Neary, a dietetic intern from Gaston College.

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