Ok lets talk about nut milk. Its not really milk and its not nuts (in the crazy sense), but it is absolutely delicious. Nut milk is great for anyone who doesn't tolerate dairy well because it is a great substitute, and will satisfy any milk cravings. I use mine to make lattes, in cereal, mashed potatoes, or any recipe that calls for regular milk. It’s super easy to use in recipes that call for regular milk, because there is an exact serving for serving ratio when substituting. So if a recipe calls for one cup of milk it gets one cup of nut milk. It’s not difficult to find non-dairy milk now when you are out or at the store, but so often brands in the stores use fillers and preservatives that are unnecessary. Thats why I like to make my own, because I know the ingredients, its easy, and its a lot cheaper. I try to mix up the kinds of nuts I use because I just think its better for my body not to get too used to any one type. The recipe that I am giving you here is a blend of macadamia nut and cashews but sometimes I do just one or I use almonds, so feel free to experiment.
What you will need:
Nut milk bag (found here)
1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup cashews
- Soak cashews and macadamias over night, or for at least 8 hours, in a two separate bowls of water.
- Drain water an place nuts together in a high speed blender
- Add 4 cups of fresh water (more if you like a thinner consistency)
- Blend on high for 30 seconds
- Place nut bag over a large mason jar and pour the blended mixture into a nut bag about a cup at a time. (Too large of an amount will make the next step difficult)
- Squeeze the nut pulp down so all the liquid pours out
- Continue to squeeze the pulp until no more liquid comes out
- Put pulp in another container and repeat
Once all the liquid is separated from the pulp you now have your delicious and nutrient dense nut milk. Seal the jar and place in the refrigerator for up to two weeks and enjoy as you would regular milk without the side effects. If you try this out let me know what you think in the comment section. Extra points if you post a picture of your nut milk and tag us on instagram.