Cashew Milk Recipe

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    While cashew milk can be found in almost any grocery store these days, like most store-bought foods, it’s better to make your own cashew milk recipe at home.

    Whether you’re dairy-free or simply enjoy the taste of cashew milk, there is a nutritional advantage to drinking cashew milk over dairy milk. Cashew milk benefits include low calories, low sugar, no cholesterol, and no saturated fats. If you drink unsweetened cashew milk, then the sugar content is much less than that of dairy milk.

    That said, many commercial brands of cashew milk often contain food additives and preservatives to help elongate the shelf-life of the milk. To consume a natural cashew milk recipe, it’s best to make the milk in your own kitchen.

    To create this organic cashew milk, you’ll want to use organic raw cashews, filtered water, and organic agave nectar. The resulting cashew nut milk tastes just as delicious as the store-bought kind but without any of the extra, chemical ingredients.

    To make this cashew drink, you’ll also need a food processor or high-powered blender. Then, it’s simply a matter of blending the ingredients together to create this healthy cashew milk, which you can store in the fridge for up to one week.

    Summary

    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
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    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Place cashews in a high-powered blender and add filtered water until it covers cashews by about 2 inches. Add the agave; blend, gradually increasing speed from lowest to highest.
    2. Stop the blender and add about 1/2 cup crushed ice, then blend until creamy. Add ice and blend 3 more times or until desired thickness and creaminess is achieved.

    Additional information

    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 8/7/2018

    After years of battling her weight, sugar addiction and tremendous stress, Kelly Keough had lost more than a third of her hair, causing a living nightmare to become her reality. How was she going to stick to a no-sugar, no-flour way of eating and heal her nervous system, hormonal system, digestive system, metabolism, and never eat sugar or flour again? In her show The Sweet Truth on Z Living, Kelly talks about using sweet fruits and vegetables, and gluten-free whole grains like quinoa and buckwheat, to make cakes, cookies and brownies. Using non-allergenic food to heal the body, along with herbs and supplements, this sugar-free, wheat-free practice saved Kelly’s life and her vanity. But most of all, it put the sweet back into her life. For more information about Kelly, check out her website.