One of the most nutritious vegetable drinks we can consume is Brazil nut milk. If you want to learn how to make vegetable milk from Brazil nuts, continue here at SpecialFood!
Today we are witnessing an increasing concern to reduce the consumption of foods of animal origin, including cow’s milk. Thanks to this awareness, it is increasingly easier to find vegetable milk substitutes on sale that are rich in nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals. And, as these vegetable drinks are so simple and easy to make, we can even make them at home, thus avoiding all the additives and sugars that are commonly added to them in the industry.
If you are looking for how to make brazil nut milk at home, pay attention to this vegetable drink recipe that we present here! With just 3 ingredients you can prepare this nutritious and satisfying drink to drink as simple as this or use in the preparation of other recipes. Try it!
Ingredients for making Brazil nut milk:
2 cups of natural Brazil nuts
3 cups of filtered water
2 pinches of salt
1 vanilla pod
4 tablespoons of maple syrup
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 49%, Saturated Fat 9g 45%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 79mg 3%, Total Carbohydrate 21.4g 8%, Dietary Fiber 4g 14%, Total Sugars 11.9g, Protein 8g, Vitamin D 0mcg 0%, Calcium 93mg 7%, Iron 2mg 13%, Potassium 41mg 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.
How to make Brazil nut milk:
Hydrate the Brazil nuts overnight in room temperature water with a pinch of salt or for at least 3 hours. So they will be softer and easier to make to get this nut drink.
Drain the brazil nuts and place them in a blender along with another pinch of salt and 3 cups of water. If you want, also add the seeds of a vanilla pod and maple syrup, to sweeten and add more flavor to this drink. Beat everything very well until you get a drink without any pieces.
After beating very well, the result will be a nut drink with a creamy consistency. You can consume this way or strain using a fine dish towel.
Tip: Use the brazil nuts residue to prepare other recipes, such as cakes and cookies.
Your Brazil nut milk is ready! Pretty easy to do, isn’t it? It’s also rich in benefits – check out the benefits of brazil nut milk below. Try it and let us know what you think. Enjoy your food!
Tip: This drink can be stored outside the fridge, except on very hot days. Consume up to 3 days after preparation.
Find out more about another ayurvedic milk recipe, Golden milk blogpost.
What are the benefits of Brazil nut milk?
We know that brazil nut milk is a healthy alternative to regular milk, but what exactly are the benefits of this vegetable drink? We show you 5 good reasons to prepare and consume this Brazil nut vegetable drink:
✓ It is a naturally lactose-free drink, valid for those with lactose intolerance and for those who want to eliminate animal foods and their derivatives from their menu;
✓ It does not contain cholesterol or saturated fats, only healthy fats such as fatty acids and omegas, which help prevent heart disease and hypertension;
✓ It is low in carbohydrates and has a low glycemic index, being indicated for diabetics and for low carb diets;
✓ It is rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps maintain the health of the skin, nails, and hair, B vitamins and iron, recommended for anemia sufferers;
✓ It’s tasty, nutritious, satiating, and can be used to prepare lactose-free shakes.