Walnut Milk - A Highly Nutritious, Easy Recipe You Can Make At Home!
4 hours 5 mins
1 Cup Walnut Kernels
4 Cups Water (More for Soaking)
“Soaked walnuts look so... ugly!” A friend commented as she stared at the brain-shaped kernels soaking in a bowl of water in my kitchen. I said nothing and quietly handed her a glass of cold walnut milk. One sip and a smile of wonder spread across her face. Yeah guys, these ugly babies make such a light, nutty, and tasty beverage! Welcome to yet another variety of non-dairy milk. Soaked walnuts might not be the prettiest stuff on earth, but they are a storehouse of vital nutrients and are an especially rich source of plant-based essential fatty acids. They are also a good source of B vitamins, manganese and phosphorous. Walnut milk is a tasty, nutritious and easy-to-make beverage. Sweeten it with date syrup and drink it up as it is, pour it over cereals, make smoothies. Experiment and find new ways to use this versatile plant-based milk!
1. Place the walnuts in a big bowl with water. Let it soak for 4 hours.
2. Drain and discard the water the walnuts were soaked in and rinse the walnuts well under running water.
3. Blend the walnuts with 1 cup of water until smooth and creamy. Add the remaining 3 cups of water and blend till a uniform consistency is achieved.
4. Strain the mixture using a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth if desired (I prefer not to strain).
Tips: It is important to discard the soaking water, as nuts on being soaked release certain enzyme-inhibitors and anti-nutrients. Plus soaking also removes the bitterness and makes the walnuts easier to digest.