A good nut milk is an essential part of any recipe rolodex. Feel free to play with your water ratio, as less water will yield a thicker more cream-like milk. Combining different types of nuts is great too, but always make sure they’re activated in order to enhance their digestibility.
THE PERFECT NUT MILK
Makes 4 servings
1 cup organic raw nuts (almonds, cashews, brazil nuts and hazelnuts all work well)
4 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking
Splash of vanilla extract
1 date, pitted
1 tablespoon The Coconut Butter (optional, but delicious)
Place nuts in large bowl and cover with filtered water. Let stand overnight. In the morning, rinse and drain and add to a powerful blender (we love a Vitamix). Add water, vanilla, salt and date and coconut butter if using. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds to a minute. Strain through nut bag and store in fridge. This will last a few days, but will be gone before you know it.