27 Oct 2011

basic nut milk

Why no dairy? Read this.

This is a very simple recipe for any basic nut milk. I love cinnamon and like things sweet, so I add cinnamon and a date. My favourite nut to use is sprouted cashews, because of their creaminess.

Non-dairy milks are delicious and I recommend anyone to buy EdenSoy Organic Soy Milk. It's totally non-GMO and about as nutritious and environmentally sustainable as you can get. In fact, I wrote an entire university paper on this product. If you don't want to make your own vegan milk - BUY THIS! =) I love supporting great companies.

Having said that, raw vegan milks aren't actually a big part of my diet. But that's just becuase I didn't drink much milk before I was vegan.
If you are (or were) a big milk drinker, then this recipe and other non-dairy milks are a must. It's super easy to make in bulk and tastes divine after it's been in a the fridge for an hour.


Cashew Milk: makes one glass
Small handful cashews or any other nut
Dash of cinnamon
Sweetener if desired (dates, maple syrup, agave)
1-2 cups water

Blend all those guys all together in your high-speed blender and enjoy! Best after being refrigerated for a bit: tall, cold glass o' milk!
(If you want really smooth nut milk, put it through a sieve before drinking.)

12 comments:

Allison said...

It's funny how you say that you didn't drink much milk before you became vegan, so you don't drink nut milks often. I was never a big milk-drinker until I found almond milk! Soymilk is what I usually buy just because it's cheapest, but I would love to try cashew milk sometime.

Emily von Euw said...

mm yeah almond milk is delish. yeah try making it yourself! then it's the cheapest and most delicious of them all :)

Estée said...

Hi! Do you need to soak your nuts before making this recipe? I want to try it with almonds!

Emily von Euw said...

you can if you like! it makes them easier to digest. almonds would work deliciously! :)

Arturo said...

I absolutely love your site, and I'm adding some of these healthy habits to my everyday diet. (Don't think I'll ever be vegan but I'm slowly changing my diet).

For us that only have a hand blender, what I do is first grind the almonds with the processor accesory, and then switch to blender accesory to mix everything else.
What really worked for me as a former cow milk drinker to ease the transition is LOTS of dates (like 5 per every 2 cups of water).

Hope this helps someone else. Keep up the good work and site.

Anonymous said...

All soyabeans are genetically modified. There is no such thing as non-GMO Soy Milk. I would advising avoiding Soy in general.

Anonymous said...

Do you use the water that you soaked the nuts in? Or do you use fresh water when blending?

Emily von Euw said...

Fresh!! Rinse the soaked nuts very well, then use fresh water for the recipe :)

Woodstock Vintage said...

How does one sprout cashews?

Erin Walter said...

My partner and I were drinking cashew milk as our staple milk because it is much easier to make than other nut milks since it doesn't require straining, but cut back because of traces of fungi in the nuts that I believe were contributing to an overgrowth of candida and other health problems for us. Just a heads up!

Erin Walter said...

My partner and I were drinking cashew milk as our staple milk because it is much easier to make than other nut milks since it doesn't require straining, but cut back because of traces of fungi in the nuts that I believe were contributing to an overgrowth of candida and other health problems for us. Just a heads up!

Sharone said...

Making it yourself is NOT the cheapest but the healthiest. bought nut milks contain less nut and therefor many other fillers.
When you make your own it all nuts...