Brazil Nut Milk

 

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Brazil Nut Milk is rocking my world. This dairy-free milk tastes just like the real thing according to my older son (now a teenager). I think this nut milk recipe is the bomb. Brazil Nut Milk is a fabulous dairy alternative. It’s creamy, smooth, and easy to make, with only three ingredients.

I serve Brazil Nut Milk with my Paleo, grain-free Mulberry Granola. It’s also delicious on top of Paleo Porridge, or in Dandelion Coffee. If you miss cookies and milk, try my Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies and a glass of this good stuff!

Brazil nuts not only taste great, they are super healthy. Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, brazil nuts are a fantastic source of selenium which protects cells from damage and can lower the risk of certain cancers. Brazil nuts also lower LDL cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol.

If you’ve been wondering how to make nut milk, you’ll love this delightfully easy brazil nut milk recipe!

Brazil Nut Milk

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  • 2 cups brazil nuts
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 4 cups water

  1. Soak brazil nuts and vanilla bean in a large bowl of water for 8 hours
  2. Discard soaking water, and rinse brazil nuts and vanilla bean
  3. Blend brazil nuts, vanilla bean, and 4 cups of water in a vitamix
  4. Use a nut milk bag to strain the pulp out from the milk, discard pulp or set aside for another use
  5. Store milk in a glass jar in the refrigerator

Makes 5 cups

This milk is similar to a whole milk (as opposed to skim or low-fat). If you’d like to make it a little less creamy, simply increase the water in the recipe from 4 cups to 5. If you’re looking to use the leftover pulp from this recipe, try my pulp crackers.

I hadn’t tried brazil nut milk until I went to the latest and greatest place in Boulder, Wonder Press. It’s an organic cold press juice bar that serves amazing juice concoctions and nut milks. My boys love their coconut milk. I’m rather partial to the Brite Greens drink which is a green juice without any fruit or sweet vegetables such as carrot or beet.

Here are some of my other homemade dairy-free milk recipes:

  • Cashew Milk –quick and easy, no straining required!
  • Almond Milk –a classic nut milk with rich, sweet flavor.
  • Coconut Milk –fun to make at home, though not as rich as canned coconut milk.

Which non-dairy milk will you make? What will you serve it with? Leave a comment and let us know!

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