There are loads of nut mylk recipes out there, but this is the easiest plant-based milk recipe ever... seriously! You only need two ingredients:
Cashews + Water
Since the cashews blend entirely into the water, nothing goes to waste - including the nut-rition (pun intended). That means that the cashew milk retains all of the fiber and nutrients from the cashews. Also, unlike every other nut milk recipe, this requires ZERO straining. You do not need a "nut milk" bag for this recipe. All you need is a blender (and a bag of Münki Tropical Kale Superfood Granola to pour this awesome cashew milk over - yes... shameless plug).
Makes Approx 5-6 cups / 3 pints
1 cup Organic Cashews (you can use raw or dry roasted - NOT oil roasted), soaked
4 cups Filtered Water + more for soaking
Want to up your nut milk game and make a flavoured option? Here are a few suggestions:
Slightly Sweetened Cashew Milk : Add 1 date (pitted & soaked) or 1 TBSP maple syrup
Hint of Sea Salt Cashew Milk : Add pinch of sea salt
Completely cover the cashews in water and soak for at least 4 hours or (even better) overnight in the refrigerator. After the cashews have had a nice long bath, drain and rinse them until the water runs clear.
Add the drained cashews and half of the water (2 cups) to your blender. Start on a low setting and increase the speed until the cashews are totally blended. This could take 1-2 minutes in a high-powered blender or longer in a regular blender.
Blend in the remaining 2 cups of water (plus your sweetener / flavour if making a fancy batch).
Store the milk in a covered container in the refrigerator. It should keep for 4-5 days.
PRO TIP:The water to cashew ratio (4 to 1) in this recipe yields a nut milk that is similar to a 2% style - in terms of creaminess. We think this is spot on... but maybe you want an extra creamy nut milk. If so, use a bit less water. You'll have to play around with the amount to suit your preference.
What's so great about CASHEWS, you ask? Well, according to Medical News Today...
They are low in sugar
They are packed with fiber & healthy fats
They are a good source of plant protein
They are a good source of copper, magnesium and manganese - nutrients important for energy production, brain health and bone health