Conscious Food Choices

For the love of delicious healthy food…

Brazil Nut Milk (Almond Milk, etc)

I recently spent 3 weeks working on a special diet with my dad, who is diabetic, and so have been exploring lots of new healthy breakfast recipes. The basis for so many great breakfasts is fresh nut milk, which is SO EASY to make – it literally takes only 5 minutes in the morning if you have soaked the nuts the night before.  It’s actually a great way to start the morning – don’t even bother to rinse the Vitamix afterwards – just use it to make a breakfast smoothie!

Easy Nut Milk

  • 1 c nuts (brazil nuts or almonds), soaked 7 hours to overnight in 3 – 4 cups water
  • 4 c water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 t agave
  • 1 t. vanilla

Blend soaked nuts with water in Vitamix on high until completely smooth – about 30 seconds. Pour through a nut bag into a large bowl, squeeze nut bag well to extract liquid. (Discard dry nut fiber, unless you can think of something creative to do with it. I tried…. Dehydrated, there is some potential to make homemade biodegradable packing peanuts, but other than that I could not find a use for it).

Add salt and flavorings to taste. Store refrigerated in a glass quart container for up to one week.

Note: you will need a good nut-milk bag for this. These can easily be ordered online, and probably also found at your neighborhood health food store or Whole Foods type market. In a pinch, I have also used a tea strainer, a fine mesh cloth vegetable bag, and even a (new) nylon stocking as my nut-milk strainer. Trust me… all of this is exactly what gives nut milk a bad name – a $12 nutbag at Amazon is a very worthwhile investment.

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November 21, 2010 - Posted by | Beverages, Low Carb Recipes, Raw Food Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Recipes

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