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While I use milk for baking and other mixtures, when it comes to actually drinking it, I’m totally Team Plant-Based. From protein shakes to breakfast drinks, I consistently turn to milks made with almonds, cashews, grains, and more. In fact, I’ve been drinking them for so long you’d think I would have started making my own years ago, but that’s just not the case. I would look up recipes for different nut milks, but I never got far enough down the DIY rabbit hole to try them myself. It seemed tedious, time consuming and expensive, so of course I shied away – at first. However, once I started using plant-based milk machines, I completely changed my tune, especially since I can get a ton of servings out of a single bag of almonds. I have a plant-based milk maker that I love for large batches, but for convenient single use milk, it doesn’t get much better than the Nutr Machine.
For starters, Nutr will send you almost everything you need to make your own milk, including a recipe book. Available in both white and black, the machine comes with a chic metal tablespoon for measuring ingredients, a power cord, and a filter that fits any size cup to filter your freshly made milk. The machine itself is so stylish and sleek that I don’t mind it taking up space on my counter, but it’s small enough to store on a shelf in my pantry without getting in the way. The machine can make a variety of plant-based milks, including almond, cashew, oat, soybean, coconut, pistachio, rice and more. It also makes dairy-free creamer, which is so handy for me since I often forget to buy more when I run out. Now I can make some in an instant!
If you’re new to making your own plant-based milk, you’ll be happy to know that the Nutr Machine is incredibly easy to use, even for beginners. The milk and creamer recipes differ only in the amount of water you use, and each basic recipe leaves plenty of room for customization, from how you’d prefer it sweetened to how you can use your milk after it’s ready. Nutr’s website has even more complex recipes for you to try with your creations, including smoothies, puddings, compotes, pancakes, and more. I loved that it made me less anxious about making my own milk and creamer at home – even though I was familiar with my other machine, it felt like I had to make time to use it. However, the Nutr works the other way around: it fits into my schedule.
Another impressive feature of the Nutr Machine is its settings. It can make room temperature, warm and hot blends depending on your recipe. It can boil water and keep drinks hot, and there’s even a delay start function that lets you soak nuts and grains for up to 18 hours before blending. Ingredients are added directly into the vessel and it takes less than 20 minutes to make a mixture. There is also a small screen that lets you know in seconds how much time is left before your drink is complete. So far I’ve made almond milk and cashew creamer, and both took less than five minutes. Plus, the milk you make can stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days. Another great feature is the machine’s self-cleaning function, which requires just a bit of detergent and warm water to run a 90-second cycle.
Which I personally consider absolute best thing about the Nutr Machine is the single serving capability. I don’t blend for a large household, so small portions are a must in many cases. I can make almond milk to drink ASAP or make enough to chill and save for later. I made cashew creamer earlier this week and one batch was enough for two or three coffees. The filter is also useful for reducing the graininess of cashews or removing pulp from almond milk. The end result is creamy and delicious dairy-free milk – and you can make it even creamier with a second blend. I use my Nutr Machine all the time now. I used to get upset when my plant-based milk ran out because it always seemed to happen at the most inopportune times. Now I don’t have to worry about spending money or gas because I can make it at home with ingredients that aren’t on my shopping list.
If you’re curious about Nutr or have been waiting to get one for yourself or as a gift, it’s time to take the plunge! Nutr is having a sale for Cyber Season, making you 20 percent off Nutr Machines with the code SHOPEARLY. Bundles are also available at various discounts for those looking to get crazy, keep it cozy with Breakfast for Two, or anything in between. Don’t mention it!