So here's a revelation. Even organic processed nutmilks are still processed! Hubby and I decided to take things into our own hands and as a result, a healthy drink that transports us to an island (note to self: add to "Ways to Spoil an Island Lover") Give yourself 15 minutes and you'll feel so accomplished having made your very own milk from scratch! (Also, a special thanks to Monica of Hamsa Ayurveda & Yoga for sharing this recipe with me during my detox Panchakarma treatments with her earlier this year.)
Homemade Macadamia Nutmilk
• 1 cup raw macadamia nuts, (soaked 1 hour or longer)
• 1 tablespoon vanilla bean, ground
• 2 tablespoon coconut oil
• 4 cups purified water
• 1/8 cup agave (or preferred sweetner)
• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
• Nutmilk bag
1 - Create the base of the nutmilk.
Blend nuts and water in a blender on a "liquefy" setting. (I prefer using a vitamix.) Strain to separate the liquid from the solid chunks of nuts. I use a nutmilk bag, and squeeze the heck out of it, but a really fine strainer may work as well.
2 - Add the spices.
Pour the liquid portion back into the blender/vitamix. Add the coconut oil, vanilla bean and sea salt. I buy the vanilla bean whole and grind it in a mortar and pestle. Give everything a final spin!
By the time you're sipping on this nutmilk, you'll find yourself induced into a La Dolce Vita moment from the intoxicating scent of the vanilla bean and creamy goodness.
You'll swear you feel the sun and breeze on your face...
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