DIY Nut Milk
You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own nut (or seed) milk. Plus, everything from smoothies to chia pudding to oatmeal to turmeric lattes will taste so much better when you add in your homemade version of this kitchen staple. You also avoid carrageenan, added sugar, and other mystery ingredients. Use any nuts or seeds you like following this basic recipe. All you need are a few ingredients, a blender, and a nut milk bag. Enjoy!
1 cup nuts (almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, or hemp seeds)
3 cups filtered water
Pinch of sea salt
For sweetener: 2-3 dates (optional) or sweetener of choice (maple syrup or stevia)
Soak nuts for at least 6 hours or overnight with enough water to cover. (Cashews need only 4-6 hours. Hemp seeds do not need to be soaked!) Drain water and place nuts or seeds in a blender with 3 fresh cups filtered water. Blend for a few minutes. For a touch of sweetness, add in 2-3 dates. Toss in a pinch of salt. Blend again until smooth. Pour mixture into the nut milk bag, squeeze out all the liquid over a bowl. Discard pulp and place the milk in a mason jar or airtight glass container. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Once you get comfortable with the basic recipe, add vanilla, cinnamon, cacao powder, turmeric or any other flavors and spices you desire.