Cashew Milk

Cashew Milk

Rich, creamy, homemade cashew milk! Honestly the easiest plant-based milk you can make. Perfect in lattes, soups, overnight oats, smoothies….the list is endless. Add a couple of dates or a drizzle of maple syrup as a natural sweetener without the sugar rush. Are you looking for unsweetened plant-based milk? Perfect – Cashew milk has a natural, sweet taste to it that is equally delicious. Add a few drops of vanilla extract and cinnamon for additional flavour and you’ll be wanting more!  
 
Do I have to strain the milk? 
 
Cashew milk requires absolutely no straining. That’s what I love about it. The less work for me, the better. This is something you can make quickly in the morning before you go to work or start your day.  
 
How long does cashew milk last? 
Well, at my house, just a couple of days LOL. But generally speaking, you shouldn’t keep it past 5 days. Since everything is freshly made that means there are no added preservatives, so it’s not going to last as long as store-bought cashew milk.  
 
Do I use raw cashews or roasted cashews? 
I use raw cashews to get them all the nutrients from it. Roasted cashews may affect the overall nutritional benefit. But if you want to go for a toasty nutty flavour, try using roasted cashews! Just keep in mind that dry or salted cashews may contain higher levels of added oil or salt.  
 
Health Benefits – Did You Know? 

Soaking cashews overnight improves digestibility. 
Cashews contain phytates, or phytic acid, which binds minerals in the digestive tract, making these minerals and vitamins more difficult to absorb in our bodies. Soaking your nuts overnight will help reduce their phytate content and allow your body to digest all the vitamins and minerals in them!

Cashews may help you lose weight. Cashews are rich in fibre and protein, which helps to reduce hunger, feel full, and ultimately, help you lose excess weight.  

Cashew Milk

Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Servings 2 People

Equipment

  • High-powered Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3 cups water (add more or less water depending on desired thickness)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or 2 dates (optional) 

Instructions
 

  • After the cashews have soaked overnight, drain them 
  • Place cashews, dates and remaining ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth
  • Store in an air-tight container  

Mmm, mmm, mmm… soooo good!  

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