I am repeating a variation of these from the breakfast/smoothie section of the book because the cherry-chocolate nut milk drink is an amazing dessert type treat!
- 1 cup of fresh raw almonds soaked in water for at least 8 hours or 1 cup of brazil nuts soaked for at least 15 minutes
- 5 cups fresh spring or filtered water (less water for thicker consistency)
- Dash of sea salt
- 1 tsp alcohol free vanilla extract or whole vanilla bean
- 1 – 2 T honey (optional and I never include it)
Soak the almonds in water for 8 – 12 hours or Brazil nuts for at least 15 minutes. Drain and rinse the soaked nuts. Add the nuts to a blender with the water, sea salt, honey and vanilla. Blend until the nuts are fully processed. Optionally, you may pour the milk through a nut milk bag to remove any of the nut solids.
Cherry Chocolate Milk
One of my favorite uses of nut milk, is this absolutely yummy treat that satisfies any sweet or chocolate craving. I take half of the nut milk from the recipe above, I add an entire bag of frozen organic cherries and 1 – 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder and blend.