We purposely made our Kisa water bottle carrier in black so that it's extra durable and would not show any dirt or stains easily. However, even if you do get it dirty or just want to freshen it up a bit, it's quite easy!
For dust or light stains, use a lint free wet wipe or cloth and a bit of water and just gently wipe it where you need to clean it.
For a thorough clean, follow these instructions:
The inner portion of our water bottle carrier is made of neoprene, which is a waterproof material so it's time to get wet!
Remove the straps and submerge the holder into water. Take some wetsuit shampoo (or if you're not fancy pants and have that lying around, use baby shampoo or mild diluted laundry detergent) and work it into the fabric. Gently squeeze it here and there to remove any surface dirt. Make sure to thoroughly rinse all the suds and detergent from the holder. Change the water if you have to or direct it under a faucet to rinse it thoroughly.
Squeeze as much water from the holder as possible and then turn it inside out and air dry on a hanger. Do not place the wet holder in the sun as UV rays can damage the neoprene over time. Once the neoprene is dry, turn it right side in and allow the canvas to thoroughly dry as well. It can take a day or two for your holder to dry completely.
When not in use, store your dry and clean water bottle carrier away from sunlight to prevent fading and damage to the neoprene.
So we've been getting a ton of emails from our customers asking us if we would be willing to sell a single sack. We always thought that 'Two Nut Sacks Are Better Than One' but we have heeded your pleas and will soon be releasing each of our sacks in single pack versions in both our nylon and organic sacks.
We also thought of a new tagline...Have a Ball With Just One Sack!
Available soon on Amazon!
Cauliflower rice. So healthy, so delicious and so freaking messy to make! Not anymore! We love cauliflower rice and cauliflower pizza here at BlankIt! Concepts but it was such a hassle to make that it was a once in awhile treat. Chopping it by hand or pulsing it in a food processor left tiny white granules absolutely everywhere and clean up would take forever! Pre-packaged cauliflower rice? Too dang expensive and the portions are too small! So what's our hack?
It requires 2 things. A blender - and of course... our nut milk sacks!
Wash your cauliflower and cut it into florets (cutting from the underside is easier and less messy). Depending on how strong your blender is, cut your florets into a size that your blender can handle. Add about 2-3 cups of water and quickly blend it until it's 'riced.' Then, just dump the soupy cauliflower rice water into your nut sack and squeeze the water out. Voila! Cauliflower rice. Done! Since our nut milk sacks are so large, we also rinse our blender stick and cap in the sack to catch any leftover particles. The micron weave of our nut sacks is perfectly sized to squeeze all the water out without losing any of the rice. Afterwards either microwave it for 8 minutes or fry it with some veggies for some delicious cauliflower fried rice. Enjoy!
Why Sprout? Because it's so dang easy and nutritious! Sprouts are a way of ingesting living plants that are absolutely thriving with nutrients and vitamins. They can be wonderfully tasty as well and it's so easy to sprout at home with My Big Fat Nut (milk) Sacks that it would just be a crime not to do so.
Growing your own sprouts is easy but does require a bit of time as all good things do. Just as with making your own nut milk, it's always wise to soak what you'd like to sprout. Soaking allows for easier digestion, superior nutrient intake and enhanced flavor.
So... what can you sprout? Most seeds, nuts, grains and legumes will sprout but only if they're raw and not heat treated or pasteurized. See below for a handy dandy soaking and sprouting chart for how long you need to soak and sprout those seeds.
Put your sprout babies i.e. seeds into your nut milk bag and rinse your seeds to eliminate any particulates before you begin sprouting.
1. Soak for the required amount of time in a big bowl of cool water.
2. Drain the water.
3. Rinse thoroughly with cool running water.
4. Hang your bag and allow the magic to happen.
5. Repeat this rinse/hang process until your sprouting time is complete and your sprouts are ready.
Sprouted foods are susceptible to contamination from bacterial growth so make sure to keep everything you use nice and clean. Consume within 2-3 days and make sure that you store your sprouts properly in the refrigerator.
Sprouts are delicious and yummy and can be eaten raw in salads, sandwiches and smoothies and can also be cooked in stir-frys or soups.
Certain seeds may release colors when soaked which may discolor your bag. This is normal and to keep your bag fresh and clean, refer to our previous blog posts on how to clean and care for your nut sacks.
Which version of our nut sacks is best for sprouting? Some say organic hemp, some say nylon. It really comes down to your own personal preference.
And we are now live on Amazon! Buy yours today!
My Big Fat ORGANIC Nut (milk) Sacks
Organic nut sacks are the bees knees but it's very important to keep those sacks clean. It's imperative to wash them after each use so that they last longer and are fresh and healthy. Clean nut sacks are healthy nut sacks.
When you first receive your organic nut sacks, make certain to rinse them in hot water, with our without soap, whichever you prefer. It will help to soften them up and prepare them for first use.
Always air dry them in a well ventilated area and make sure that your nut sack is completely dry before storing it away.
The sacks are very durable so they can be washed in the washing machine if you prefer. However, detergents can degrade the material over time and are not food safe. Also, lint isn't super tasty in your nut milk!
If your sacks do come into contact with oils or fats, (for example if you use it to strain bone broth) make certain to wash with a mild detergent.
From time to time or even after every use if you choose, you can sterilize your sacks by boiling them for a 2-3 minutes in plain hot water or a diluted mixture of water, vinegar or baking soda. Drying in direct sunlight is also a great way to help sterilize AND dry your sacks.
To keep your sacks smelling fresh and to release any natural staining, soak them for about 20 minutes in the solution of your choice before rinsing clean and drying thoroughly. We like to soak our nut sacks in a solution of 1 cup of water with 4 tbsp of salt and a dash of grapefruit seed extract for extra freshness. Other great alternatives are water solutions made with hydrogen peroxide, vinegar or baking soda.
Any other questions? Just let us know!
We've heard your requests folks and now we're absolutely thrilled to introduce My Big Fat ORGANIC Nut (milk) Sacks! As per our motto, 'Two Nut Sacks Are Better Than One,' we've decided to package together the two most popular natural fibers for nut milk bags, 100% Organic Cotton and 100% Organic Hemp! Why choose between two? We give you both!
Our new Organic nut sacks are still HUGE at 12"x12", triple stitched for strength with rounded bottoms and outside seams for easy clean up. BPA-free, fibers grown organically and made with NO toxic glues, dyes, bleaches or softeners. What could be better?
My Big Fat ORGANIC Nut (milk) Sacks are internationally certified as Organic by GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard based in The Netherlands... because after all, the Dutch know their stuff!
My Big Fat Organic Nut (milk) Sacks. Go Natural!
Available on Amazon.com and www.blankitconcepts.com on January 18th, 2016!
It's always important to make sure that you clean your nut milk sacks after each use so that they'll be ready for the next time you want to use them!
When we say that My Big Fat Nut (milk) Sacks are easy to clean, we mean it.
Just invert the nut milk bag inside out and run some high pressure water through it. Any bits and pieces that are stuck to the sacks will rinse away easily. If you'd like, you can also use a drop of mild dish soap or detergent while washing to keep them extra fresh.
Strained some beet juice or other extra stainy veggie or fruit juice? No worries! You can soak your sacks with a bit of hydrogen peroxide and water to get those stains out. For those that like a natural alternative, soaking your sacks in grapefruit seed extract and water or water and white vinegar work great too!
Too lazy to wash your big fat nut (milk) sacks yourself? Toss them in with your laundry on the delicate cycle or even place them on the top rack of your dishwasher! A quick (and we mean quick because they're made of nylon after all) dip in some boiling water works too.
After your big fat nut (milk) sacks are nice and clean, just allow them to air dry. They dry super quick!
Any other questions? Just let us know!
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Learn how to make Almond Nut Milk with our super easy video tutorial. All orders of My Big Fat Nut (milk) Sacks comes with a free ebook for more recipes and step by step instructions.