Homemade walnut and pecan milk, it's just sounds delicious, right? YES, it is and not only is it delicious but it's nutritious.  I know what you are thinking, I'm never going to make that, it's too complicated and I don't have the time.  Yes, I know but I'm here to tell you it's simple to make these amazing nut milks for your family and you won't be disappointed.  The one major factor about nut milks is the contribution they make to your foods but also to a healthy environment in your body.  There are so many healthy benefits I could talk about with walnuts and pecans, like their contribution to brain function, mood boosting, recharging your metabolism and oh your skin but the over arching benefit of nut milks really comes down to contributing over all to a healthy body.  What do I mean? Well, most nuts help create an alkaline environment in your body which is needed to fight off disease and flus.  Acidic environments come from an unhealthy lifestyle and certain foods can contribute,  like the traditional liquid you may be putting on your cereal.  So, I'm here to inspire you to switch it up, you may like it, or LOVE it!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry, raw, walnuts
  • 1 cup dry, raw pecans
  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup (or more to taste)
  • 1 large pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place walnuts and pecans in a glass bowl.  Pour boiling water over them and let sit for 1 hour.  You can skip this step and the milk will taste great but when you soak them, there are certain properties of the nuts that break down and allow for easier digestion.

  2. Rinse soaked walnuts and pecans after the one hour soak and place in blender (either a vitamix or blendtech are preferred).

  3. Blend at high speeds for atleast 90 seconds or more, the nuts should turne to a creamy white colour. You many need to blend more depending on the strenght of your blender.

  4. Grab your nut milk bag and a fairly large mixing bowl so that you can squeeze the milk through the nut milk bag without alot of spillage.

    Making Nut Milk
  5. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 of the mixture through the nut milk bag (depending on the size of your bag), seal the top with your hand or draw string and massage the bag until all the liquid filters through the bag and leaves the nut pulp inside. Repeat until your blender is empty and all goodness is in the bowl.

  6. Rinse your blender thoroughly and add back the nut milk so you can blend with the other ingredients.

  7. Add in the vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup and sea salt.  Blend for about 30 secs and voila!

  8. Place milk in a sealed jar for up to 5 days in the fridge.

  9. Please note this milk will seperate in the fridge, don't worry it's still good, just make sure to shake before serving.

  10. You can use this milk for cereal, baking or just straight up delicious drinking!

Candra Mae Wife of a Grocer

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