Last month, I decided that I wanted to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The easiest way for me to do this was to start making a smoothie in the morning. Unfortunately, I’m lactose intolerant, so I had to look for other ways besides adding dairy to give my smoothies some flavor. After using rice milk for a while, I happened upon a recipe for brazilnut milk.
Nut milk is very easy to make and very nutritious. So far, I’ve just made brazilnut milk, but
you can use just about any nut. This recipe is easily adjusted. Add more nuts to give the milk a creamier texture. To add a little sweetness, you can add honey or blend some dates in with the milk
Tip: I recently bought a nut milk bag off of Amazon.com which makes straining the milk much easier.
1 cup of raw brazilnuts
3-4 cups of water
1-2 tablespoons of honey or 2-3 seeded dates
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until the smooth. Strain mixture through cheesecloth or through a nut milk bag.
You can also soak your nuts for a few hours to make the blending process a little easier.