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