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Vegan Recipe - Fresh Cashew Milk

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Vegan Recipe - Fresh Cashew Milk

  • Prep Time : 1-2 hours
  • Cook Time : 0 minutes
  • Servings : 4 cups
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For a quick smoothie variation, try this: Soak 1/2 cup of cashews for 1-2 hours. Drain. Put the soaked cashews in the Vita-Mix with 1 cup of filtered water, 1 banana and a few raw cacao beans. Mix on the smoothie setting. And enjoy a rich and satisfying raw treat!

Chef’s note: We used a Vita-Mix to prepare the cashew milk. You can also use  a food processor, or a blender.  You may need to adjust the water slightly if using these other options, and you also may need to strain the liquid using a nut milk bag or a fine sieve.

Note: You can also make a nut “cream” by using 1 part nuts to 1 part water, or even less water for a thicker “cream.”   Nut cream is a delicious option for veganizing your favorite creamy mixed drinks.   You can also substitute vegetable stock for water and use nut cream as a thickener for soups or sauces.



1 cup of raw cashews
4 cups of filtered water
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Optional: Dash of nutmeg


1. Soak the cashews for 1-2 hours.

2. Drain cashews and place in Vita-Mix. Add the 4 cups of water, sea salt, and vanilla. (Add nutmeg). Place on the "Smoothies" setting.

3. You will most likely find that there are still small pieces of cashew nut remaining. Run on the "Smoothies" setting one more time. You should now have a perfectly smooth and frothy cashew nut milk.

4. Transfer to a glass container and enjoy!

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