Homemade Brazil Nut Milk

Homemade Brazil Nut Milk

recipe by: Julia Davie, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

 

 

Tired of almond milk? Give Brazil nut milk a try! This recipe is super easy (promise) and only contains 2 ingredients!

 

This Brazil nut milk is delicious, creamy, and completely dairy-free. Native Amazonians have cherished these delicious nuts for ages as they provided them with much-needed protein, fats, and other essential nutrients.

Add it to smoothies, pour over porridge, or enjoy a glass all on it’s own. It’s delicious!

 

Ingredients

1 cup raw organic Brazil nuts

4 cups pure water

optional: pure vanilla extract, vanilla bean, dates

 

Directions

  1. Soak Brazil Nuts in a large bowl of filtered or spring water overnight.
  2. Discard soaking water and add nuts to blender.
  3. Add 4 cups water and optional vanilla and dates.
  4. Blend thoroughly.
  5. Strain using a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Set the pulp aside for another use (add to pancakes, muffins or other baking.)
  6. Store in a glass jar in the fridge. This milk keeps well for up to one week. Shake well before using. 

 

Health Benefits

This Brazil nut milk is rich in...

  • Selenium:¬†Adequate selenium in the diet helps to prevent coronary artery disease, liver cirrhosis, and many cancers.¬†Selenium is also an important cofactor for the anti-oxidant enzyme¬†glutathione-peroxidase.¬†
  • Magnesium:¬†Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate many¬†biochemical reactions in the body including: protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation.¬†Magnesium also plays a role in processes important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm, and the synthesis of DNA and RNA.
  • Potassium:¬†Potassium is vital: it's necessary for the heart, kidneys, and¬†other organs to work normally. Low potassium is related to increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility.
  • Vitamin E, B-complex vitamins¬†(including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, and folates),¬†copper, manganese, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc.

  

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Tried it and loved it? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

 

1 comment

Can’t wait to give this one a try! Thanks Julia!

Laura

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