Fabulous Flavours Creamy Cashew Milks for Nutheads

I’m not averse to diary. In fact I hold nothing at all against anything bovine if truth be told. It’s just my days of downing a pint of milk with my dinner are behind me. But who am I to judge? Rest easy – I don’t. But I am more of an everything in moderation kinda gal.

And why cashew nuts?

Cashews are a good source of healthy dietary fats. These  healthy fats include monounsaturated fats & polyunsaturated fats. They are good for the heart & help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) if consumed in appropriate amounts. They are also a good source of magnesium, which is vital for the healthy development of bones, muscles & organs. Magnesium helps maintain blood pressure, boost the immune system, maintain the nerve function, and keep bones strong. Cashews provide phosphorus, and are a source of dietary iron.

Little creamy nutty powerhouses huh?

 chocolate cashew milk nut milk

chocolate cashew milk nut milk

Cashew Nut Milk

3 cups fresh water

1 cup cashew nuts.

Soak the cashew nuts in the 3 cups of water for 4-6 hours (or over night).

Rinse nuts off and pop them into blender with 3 FRESH cups of water. Blend on high until combined.

You should not need to strain the nut milk (unlike when you make almond or hazelnut milk).

This will give you 3 cups of Cashew Milk. 

strawberry cashew milk nut milk

strawberry cashew milk nut milk 

strawberry cashew milk nut milk

strawberry cashew milk nut milk

strawberry cashew milk nut milk

Slick Strawberry Surprise

The kids are convinced this is shop bought strawberry milk. Who am I to tell them otherwise?

Ingredients:

1 cup Cashew Nut Milk

8 Strawberries

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

3 dates

chocolate cashew milk nut milk

 

chocolate cashew milk nut milk

chocolate cashew milk nut milk

chocolate cashew milk nut milk 

Cool Chocolate Companion

This is my absolute favourite – it’s like drinking a chocolate mousse. Now I’m a dark chocolate kinda’ gal so this is strong. If you prefer you can lessen the amount of Cacao you use.

Ingredients

1 cup Cashew Nut Milk

3 dates

1 tbsp raw Cacao

Whichever milk you are making they method is the same and super easy. Just pop the ingredients in a blender and blitz them up until smooth. 

I like to do it like this as I then have milk for my coffee leftover. Plus you also get to mix up the flavours as requested!

And as I do with my smoothies every morning, if there are leftovers just freeze them into pops. It’s a whole other world!!

Your’s, lapping up the Vitamin D being thrown our way lately,

Cli xx

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