Raw Vegan Cashew Milk Recipe

Raw vegan cashew milk, a raw food recipe
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Ratings (24)
  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 60 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 2 cups (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
70 Calories
6g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 2 cups (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 17mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Many raw food recipes call for cashew milk or another "nut milk" such as raw almond milk. Raw cashew milk is also delicious on its own, as a vegan milk substitute with a breakfast cereal or spiced with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. If you'd like to try cashew milk as a non-dairy milk substitute, here's how to make a raw cashew milk, suitable for vegans and also those on a raw food diet.

Of all the nut milks, cashew milk is by far my favorite. It's really absolutely delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashews (raw)
  • 2 cups water (plus more for soaking)
  • Optional: dash agave nectar (or other raw sweetener like maple syrup or honey)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Cover raw cashews with water and allow to soak for at least one hour (more is better, if you can wait a bit a longer!). Drain and rinse.
  3. Place soaked cashews and 2 cups water into a blender or food processor and process until smooth, at least one full minute. Add a dash of raw sweeteners, such as agave nectar, to taste.
  4. You can use more or less water to vary the thickness of your raw cashew milk, depending on your personal preference, but in general, you want a 1:4 ratio of cashews to water.

You may also choose to strain your raw cashew milk, depending on personal preference.