Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cashew Milk Recipe

This cashew milk is out of this world delicious and creamy. I made this nut milk with my Vita-mix which breaks down the cell walls of food allowing for great absorption of vitamins and minerals. A Vita-mix is an expensive investment, but it really produces the creamiest nut milk and saves you from buying and consuming nut milk with added ingredients. Homemade nut milk is full of protein and healthy fats and very satisfying. I made this milk with 1 tablespoon agave and a sprinkle of stevia. A friend who tried it said "It tastes like cereal milk--from milk that is left over after you eat a bowl of cereal." Which is exactly what it tastes like. If you don't like "cereal milk" you can cut back on the sweetener.

1 cup raw cashews
2 tablespoon agave
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups of water

Put everything in a vitamix or blender. Blend on low and gradually increase speed until on full speed. Blend on highest speed for 2 minutes. Strain in a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag from Chill for 2 hours. Serve.