Friday, October 9, 2009

Sesame Milk

Loving this creamy sesame milk. This is how I make it.

1 cup unhulled sesame seeds, soaked over night, then drain.
handful of cashews
agave or date
pinch of salt
couple of dashes of cinnamon
2-3 cups of water

strain in nut bag

I love drinking it right after blending.
It's super high in calcium.
keep refrigerated.

Here is some nutritional information:
Natural sesame seeds (unhulled) contain 5 grams of protein per ounce, 3.1 grams fiber, and 14 grams of total fat.

Natural sesame seeds, those that are unhulled, are high in calcium. One tablespoon provides 87.8 mg while the hulled variety offers only 10.5 mg for that same tablespoon. Comparing sesame seeds to milk turned up some surprising figures in the calcium count. One cup of natural sesame seeds had 1404.0 mg of calcium, while one cup of non-fat milk provided 316.3 mg. and one cup of whole milk contained 291 mg of calcium.

Both natural and hulled sesame seeds contain healthy amounts of the B vitamins riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin. With natural seeds scoring 8.7 mcg of folic acid for 1 tablespoon and plenty of vitamin B6, you can count on sesame seeds for excellent nourishment.


Debra said...

That looks sooo good. Thanks! I will have to make some now.

Laviyah said...

I make it every day for the 4 kiddies. They go through it quickly and I put raw coconut oil in mine too... delicious.

Selena's Raw Kitchen of Love: "The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison." --Dr. Ann Wigmore, N.D said...

I have made every milk but this one, thanks for the recipe.

Brightest Blessings~

VeggieGirl said...


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Anonymous said...

News to all of you sesame milk fans out here. The calcium in sesame is present in its hull as calcium oxalate which is a rather strong salt to be broken to release calcium.Hence Sesame milk cannot provide much calcium. Other than this, Sesame is one of the most nutritious seeds around. (How do I know) I am a third generation sesame oil manufacturer from India.

Anonymous said...


my understanding of sesame seed milk (which i make a couple of times a week) is that you need to strain the hulls fro the milk after blending because they contain oxalic acid which inhibits the absorption of calcium. this is according to victorus kulvinskus, the co founder of hippocrates intstitute with ann wigmore. please share any information in this regard.

best regards

Lyndy said...

While the above is true about oxalic acid blocking calcium absorption, DON'T THROW THOSE HULLS!! :) You would be losing an amazing source of calcium. By soaking the seeds in water overnight with an acidic medium, it starts the digestion process of the seed, removing the oxalic acid and allows your body to absorb that calcium! :) There is too much info for me to put here, you'll have to do your own research on soaking grains/nuts/seeds, etc. But for this recipe... soak the seeds overnight on the counter in a cup or so of water with 1/2-1 tsp of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Drain and rinse and proceed with recipe as said. To save a step, can soak the seeds in the 4 cups of water with the ACV or LJ, but it will be an added flavor you may or may not like. Plan to try this recipe myself both ways.

Lyndy said...

sorry, I mean the 2-3 cups of water, not 4 (re the recipe)

Florida Life said...

I never knew the unhulled was that much better. I see protein powder can be used also. Thanks for the recipe.

Bunny said...

I will try this recipe without cashews due to nut allergy. Sunflower seeds could work as an alternative.

sastha oil said...

hi have a nice day

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Richard Duggers said...

Wow you made this at home. I always buy in a jar. Will bookmark this recipie.

Martin Luther said...

Hi,,,,wonderful posts,,
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