• 2 cups soaked Brazil nuts
  • *Read my Post on soaking nuts
  • 3 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • few dashes stevia
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup {optional}

Brazil nuts are such a gorgeous nut and worthy of high accolades in nutrition!  I wonder if those beautiful Brazilian girls eat them!  Ha, thinking out loud!  I have a story for you about those “itsy bitsy, teeny weeny” Brazilian bikinis.

My conservative, cautious, perfectionist, logical, unassuming husband had a hand in bringing that swim suit to the States!  Well, he likes to think that, but really he promises the facts show he is logically right (sigh, he usually is).  Although, he doesn’t boast of this and was not so keen on my “telling” post.

The short story is…..he was visiting Brazil in 1985  and snapped a Brazilian beauty on the beach wearing one of those itsy, bitsy suits.  It was a great picture, I do admit.  Anyhow, my man (before he was my man) decided to make  posters from this picture and sell them to stores in all the hottest places for spring break back in the states; like Daytona Beach and Ft. Lauderdale.  Don’t you know,  every girl wanted to buy that suit, but not the poster so much.

Unfortunately, his hopes to help pay his school loans off with the money he earned turned into a business venture of great lessons only.  Truth be told, I think it very noble of a young man wanting to be responsible and pay off his school loans!  Too bad he didn’t know a good seamstress or someone who could cut string, as that is really all they are.  Because you know, his fate might look a whole lot different today. Thank goodness because we might not have this delicious creamy milk recipe, and who knows what I would be up to.

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Brazil Nut Milk {dairy & refined sugar free}
 
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Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 2 cups soaked Brazil nuts
  • 3½ cups cold water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • few dashes stevia
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup {optional}

Instructions
  1. In a Vitamix or strong blender add water and nuts.
  2. Add extracts, oil, spices and maple syrup if you decide to use it.
  3. Blend till creamy.
  4. Using a fine sifter, pour milk and pulp through sifter into a wide mouthed container.
  5. Separate the nut pulp from the milk by using a spoon. Pressing the pulp will help.
  6. Refrigerate the milk for at least a ½ hour. It is amazing cold!

Notes
Read my post on directions and why soaking nuts is best. You can use unsoaked nuts but it is best if you soak them in a glass jar with filtered water over night. I couldn’t wait to drink the milk so I added a few ice cubes and went to heaven! The milk will separate from some of the solids after leaving it in the refrigerator. You can stir it or drink the thinned out milk too. I can’t decide which I fancy more! Oh and I added cacao powder to another batch and viola I had chocolate milk!!

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Dag nab it! Left the top off the Vitamix and made a mess…again. I was so mad that I wasted that precious milk that I considered licking the counter! LOL!!

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Ooh la la, perfect creaminess!

 

With a Glassful of Health,

Dawn-Signature

 

 

P.S.  To learn more about why soaking nuts is a good thing read this.