This. This milk was quite possibly the best part about my recent cleanse. Yes, I am still posting about my 3-day cleanse [but I at least took a little break for tacos and more tacos!] I just can’t help it. It’s a great way for me to keep track of all the recipes and help me remember how it felt and what I thought if I decide to do it again, which at this point and so far removed from it, is probably a real possibility. This milk did not make me feel like I was on detox or cleansing at all. I had it every night for “dinner” and it was quite possibly the highlight of the day. It tastes like a milkshake!
I also based this one off of the cleanse my coworkers had done. I remember them raving about a hemp and cashew milk that they got to end the day with that was actually good. (Apparently not all of the juices were very good). My attempt to recreate it with cashews, coconut milk, cinnamon and dates, was out of this world. It could literally be frozen and then blended to make it even more like a milkshake. Or just served chilled, this is a to-die-for treat in any form.
The only thing about this recipe is that it takes time is to soak the cashews. Otherwise, this is entirely easy and will become a staple around here. I could drink the entire pint and not feel all that bad about it. The cashews and coconut milk gave the end of the day an extra hearty and satisfying end. I slept like a baby!
Sweet Coconut Cashew Milk
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups low-fat coconut milk
- 10 dates, pitted
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Soak the cashews in the water for at least 3 hours. You can also do them over night. If you’re short on time, simply boil them for about 10 minutes to soften up, but retain the water no matter what method you use.
- In a food processor, add the cashews with the soaking water, to the coconut milk. Add the dates and cinnamon and blend well. (If your food processor is small, like mine, simply work in batches)
- Serve chilled and prepare to be wowed.