As an alternate to almond milk I like to use Brazil Nut Milk in my smoothies for a change.
Brazil Nuts are high in selenium which is a mineral that is often hard to find in foods but is essential for our body.
Studies show that eating Brazil Nuts, high in selenium, can help protect against Breast Cancer.
I was also excited to make nut milk today because I’ve just finished making my first nut milk bag and I wanted to give it a test run – I was really pleased with the result 🙂
2 cups Brazil Nuts (soaked for 8 hours)
3 cups filtered water
1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
pinch sea salt
Drain and rinse soaked Brazil Nuts. In a high speed blender (or thermomix), blend together all ingredients until the Brazil Nuts are well blended with the water.
Strain the milk through a nut milk bag over a jug or bowl. Squeeze the nut meat through the bag to release the milk. Continue until you have milked all the milk out of the nut meat.
The milk can be stored in the fridge for 24 hours in an airtight jar or container.
You can use the nut meat in cookies or bread. I store mine in a freezer bag in the freezer until I need the nut meat for a recipe.
I’m going to use my Brazil Nut Milk in a smoothie tomorrow.