|Nature’s Wonders Cashews and Almonds|
For this nut milk recipe, I am going to blend in cashews and some almonds for a ‘nuttier’ flavour. The beauty about making cashew milk is the fact that it doesn’t leave any nut pulp after blending the nuts with water. Cashews are creamier and softer in nature as compared to other types of nuts which make it easier to blend in smoothly with water to form a uniform mixture of nut milk. Almonds, on the other hand, are tougher and crunchier nuts. Thus, a nut pulp is produced after blending and you will need use a coffee filter or sieve to separate the pulp from the nut milk. And the almond nut pulp can be set aside to make delicious raw cookies. Good nutritious food should never go to waste!
Servings : 1 person
Time: 3 minutes
About 1/4 Cashew nuts
Some Almonds (optional)
1/2 cup of water
Agave nectar (or honey)
Blend all the ingredients together til a milky consistency is achieved. If the milk is to thick, add some water and blend well. Ain’t sweet enough? Add a little more agave nectar or honey. The amount of ingredients to be added is very much dependent on your preference.
|Commonly used by raw foodists as a substitute for sugar or honey.|
The debates on why we should avoid drinking dairy milk are still ongoing. But at this point, I know my body has naturally started to repel milk because it causes me to feel bloated and have diarrhoea. The truth is the majority of the population are lactose-intolerant. I recently also learnt that our body does not absorb the calcium found in milk! So what’s the point of drinking cow’s milk, really? I am not in any position to debunk any milk myths but it does make sense why I start to ask myself this : why are we drinking cow’s milk which is meant for their young?
There have been so many reports about the truth behind food that I really start to think that we might as well start eating raw food again, just like how our ancestors would use to eat in the jungles. Even eating a slice of bread could be detrimental to health due to the presence of gluten in it!
However, I don’t think we could live with milk which is a key ingredient in most heavenly dishes and desserts. As for now, I’m just going to reduce my consumption of milk products.
Be smart and start making the right food choices!