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Walnut Milk - A Highly Nutritious, Easy Recipe You Can Make At Home!

  • Namrata Edward
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Walnut milk is a tasty, nutritious and easy-to-make beverage. Sweeten it with date syrup and drink it up as it is, You can pour it over cereals, make smoothies... Experiment and find new ways to use this versatile plant-based milk!

Preparation

Prep Time

4 hours

Cook Time

5 mins

Total Time

4 hours 5 mins

Ingredients

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!

Method:

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.

AUTHOR

Namrata Edward Kshitij

I am a minimalist vegan on a budget and I share simple and practical tips on how to live a happy and fulfilling life as a vegan in India--without drilling a hole in your wallet. I had my reservations earlier, but going vegan was the best decision I made.

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