Daniel Fast Milk Substitutes

Doing the Daniel Fast inherently opens up the options beyond cow’s milk. There are so many plant-based milk options. Soy milk and almond milks are great choices when doing the Daniel Fast. But here are three super-easy, nutrient-dense, and Daniel Fast-compliant plant-based milks that are also allergen friendly—nut-free and soy-free. A quadruple win!

Hemp Milk

4 servings (½ cup)

¼ cup hemp hearts*

1 pitted date*, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes then drained

2 cups cold water

Blend in a high-powered blender for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Store in a mason jar or other airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutritional info per serving:

60 calories | 3 g protein | 2 g carbohydrates | 4 g fat

Hemp hearts are a good source of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids. This little powerhouse is also rich in iron, B vitamins, and zinc.

A version of this recipe is also posted on Daniel’s Plate.

Sunflower Seed Milk

4 servings (½ cup)

¼ cup sunflower seeds, raw and shelled*

1 pitted date*, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes then drained

2 cups cold water

Blend in a high-powered blender for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, consider soaking the seeds in hot water for an hour to soften, then drain through a sieve before blending. Store in a mason jar or other airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutritional info per serving:

55 calories | 2 g protein | 3 g carbohydrates | 4 g fat

Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, iron, and calcium.

Pumpkin Seed Milk

4 servings (½ cup)

¼ cup pumpkin seeds, raw*

1 pitted date*, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes then drained

2 cups cold water

Blend in a high-powered blender for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, consider soaking the seeds in hot water for an hour to soften before blending. Store in a mason jar or other airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutritional info per serving:

50 calories | 2 g protein | 2 g carbohydrates | 4 g fat

Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, iron, and potassium.

Optional adds

Pinch of salt

¼ tsp vanilla powder or alcohol-free extract*

¼ tsp cinnamon* and ¼ tsp turmeric* for golden milk

Don’t let these three recipes box you into using just these types of seed. Also play around with mixing seeds. For example, try a hemp-pumpkin seed milk using 1/8 cup of each type of seed with the 2 cups of cold water.

Then keep branching out, exploring recipes for oat milk, brown rice milk, and quinoa milk. If your diet includes nuts, make a batch of cashew, peanut, or almond milk for a treat.

Other Daniel Fast Recipes

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