Homemade nut milk
Almond milk and cashew milk can be found at your local health store or nowadays, at almost every grocery store.
There is nothing quite as delicious as freshly homemade, completely raw and preservative-free nut milk. You can make it in your own blender at home or also purchase at Avocado Cafe in 600ml or 300ml bottles (expiry 2- 3 days in the refrigerator).
If you want to make your own nut milk, follow these easy steps:
Yields 6 – 8 cups à depending how much water you use
· 4 cups almond or cashews (soaked overnight)
· 5 – 8 cups of filtered water à depending how thick you want your milk
· ½ teaspoon pink salt
· add or leave 1 tsp optional sweeteners (honey, raw coconut sugar)
Rinse the soaked nuts very well in the strainer, this makes them more easily digestible and less acidic.
Put the soaked nuts and the filtered water in the blender and blend on high until it is a smooth mixture.
Taking a nut bag or cheese cloth, pour the mixture through the chosen bag or cloth into a separate container.
Squeeze all liquid out of the mixture with your hands, so you get all the milk out à the residue you can dry and use for cakes or other recipes
Store your fresh squeezed nut milk in a sealed glass bottle and put it in the refrigerator.
Enjoy this magical process of milk being made from nuts!!
If you are craving something a little sweeter than just nut milk, try to make a nut milk smoothie.