How to make Nut Milk - Paleo Chef

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Aug. 28, 2014

Today Sarah Hopkins makes Nut Milk. This simple easy to make recipe shows how to take some nuts and make a delicious milk for your hot drinks or just a refreshing change.

Ingredients

For soaking
Cashew 1 Cup (16 tbs) (of high quality)
Natural sea salt 1 Pinch (of high quality)
Pure water 1 1/2 Liter (of high quality)
For the nut milk
Pure water 500 Milliliter , for blending soaked nuts

Directions

GETTING READY

1. In a bowl, place a cup of cashews.

2. Add a pinch of salt to it.

3. Pour in the water, mix and leave overnight to soak. Tis helps to remove the phytates and make them easier to digest. 

MAKING

4. After having soaked the nuts for 12 - 24 hours, they need to be rinsed very thoroughly, using fresh water, in order to get rid of all the unwanted nutrients. 

5. Once nuts are cleaned well, put them into a blender. Add pure water, depending upon consistency and creaminess desired.  

6. Blend well for about 2 minutes or until a uniform consistency is obtained. 

7. Next, strain the mixture through a nut milk bag to remove the pulp and solids that remain after blending. 

8. Finally pour the milk into a bottle that can be stored in the refridgerator. 

SERVING

9. Drink the nut milk as such or use a base to make other beverages, just like you would use regular milk. 

TIPS

1. You can use any nut of your choice to prepare a nut milk you like by following this recipe.

2.  You may use the nut pulp that remains after blending in other recipes like crackers etc.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 240Calories from Fat 159

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 72 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet