brazil nut milk {chocolate brazil nut milk}

never, even when i was a little girl and my sister could guzzle a gallon a week, was i a sit-down-with-a-glass-of-milk girl.  i could take it in my cereal, and i enjoyed it in hot drinks, but sipping a glass of milk wasn’t a craving i experienced.  now, once i tried raw milk, that was another story.  and now that i’ve tasted this recipe, drinking a cold glass of brazil nut milk while reading a book and listening to instrumental folk music, that is a craving i can say i now know.

 

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this recipe comes from choosing raw; i simply doubled her recipe, although i found recipes aplenty that were similar; some that use as little as half the amount of water, which i wasn’t sure would be as creamy.

 

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since i can’t drink a glass while typing (we’ve already been through ours today, seriously), let’s just look at the pretty pictures.  k?  (and how my children dislike when i use “k?” as a word.  not.  okay.)

 

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i’ve been reviewing a great book called Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, and Living Well, and their almond milk recipe reminds me that soaking nuts helps make them more easily digestible; next i plan to try their recipe, which calls for a 4/1 water to nuts ratio.

 

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brazil nut milk {chocolate brazil nut milk}

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brazil nuts
  • 6-8 cups filtered water
  • 8 pitted dates
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons good quality vanilla extract
  • For chocolate brazil nut milk:
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder or cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Strain "milk" through a nut milk bag or press gently over a fine mesh strainer in batches.
  3. (We doubled the original recipe and strained in three batches.)
  4. If desired, strain the nut milk and use to create a raw baked good such as grain-free cookies or tart crust.
  5. Store strained milk in a tightly sealed container for up to one week (shake gently before pouring).
  6. For chocolate brazil nut milk:
  7. Add 4 tablespoons cocoa powder to blender with all ingredients before blending.
  8. If desired, dust chocolate milk with additional cacao or cocoa powder before serving.
http://dancingwithmyfather.net/brazil-nut-milk-chocolate-brazil-nut-milk/

 

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what’s your favorite indulgent drink?  do share.  🙂

 

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