Fresh homemade nut milk... so refreshing and so tasty. We use it to make smoothies and healthy berry chocolate shakes. And for anything else we would use milk for. Or just to sip. :)
It's very easy to make nut milk, but having a VitaMix makes it a lot easier.I use walnuts, cashews, or almonds to make nut milk. I always use raw nuts, and I soak them overnight before blending them. Almonds are the hightest in calcium, but you have to strain the milk when you use almonds, so having a nut bag helps tremendously. Adding a few sesame seeds would probably boost the calcium content of walnut or cashew milk if you would like to do that. Then you could have your extra calcium and not have to strain. :)
Homemade nut milk is so frothy, as you can see in the picture. :)
The ratio of nuts to milk that I use is:
1 - 2 cups nuts
6-8 cups water
- Put all of the water and nuts into the blender and blend for about 2 minutes (using the Vitamix). Blending time will probably be at least twice as long with another blender. You will have to see what your own blender does, and you may need to strain your milk (regardless of the nut used) depending on how well your blender blends.
- You can throw in a few dates, date sugar, or stevia to sweeten.
The more nuts and less water you use, the creamier it will be. The less nuts and more water you use, the lighter it will be. Find the consistency you like. Enjoy! :)
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