I have replaced all of my store-bought containers of nut milk with this simple cashew milk recipe. It takes 3 minutes to prepare and tastes so delicious fresh.
- 1 Cup of organic, raw Cashews
- 6 Cups of good filtered Water
- A pinch of Sea Salt
- 1 TBSP of raw, unfiltered Honey (or more to taste)
Put all of the ingredients in your vitamix or blender and blend until smooth for approximately 1-2 minutes. The consistency is very fine so I do not strain I use it as is, however if you prefer you could strain the milk in some cheesecloth. For an added bonus, you can add some cinnamon and/or vanilla. Put any unused nut milk in a glass jar and refrigerate.
This cashew milk is so good in a glass alone or added to cereal, chia pudding or coffee for example. My kids are all crazy for cashew milk and interestingly they do not like to eat cashews. This is another great way to supplement the diet of our children (or ourselves) with healthy monounsaturated fat, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, protein and biotin. Cashew nuts have higher protein, carbohydrate and lower fat content compared to other nuts. Conversely they contain less amounts of vitamin E and calcium than other nuts.
For individuals that have oxalate-containing kidney stones, limit over eating cashews as they contain a small amount of oxalate.
Store your cashews in an air-tight container (preferably glass) in the refrigerator.