I absolutely adore making smoothies, chia bowls, and overnight oats, and I usually use nut milk in my recipes. Unfortunately, whenever I go to the grocery store, I can only find almond milk, coconut milk, or on rare occasions, cashew milk. The problem is that these items almost always contain all sorts of fillers like tapioca starch, gellan gum, and sunflower lecithin. Commercially sold almond milk is also full of synthetic chemicals that can stress your immune system and contribute to various chronic conditions. Yikes!
I try to maintain a diet based on eating natural whole foods, and I don’t like consuming anything that’s artificial. Consuming store-bought nut milk with these ingredients is, to me, simply unacceptable. So, I decided to start making my own nut milks. At first, I was going to just do almond milk since that’s what I would normally buy. Then it hit me, why not spice it up? I had been eating a lot of walnuts, as they are one of the preferred nuts for a ketogenic diet, and had large quantities in my cabinet. So, why not try Walnut Milk? Plus, I really love walnuts!
- Vitamin A Palmitate = a synthetic version of vitamin A
- Vitamin D2 = a synthetic form of vitamin D
- Calcium Carbonate – derived from non-organic, non-living mineral sources such as chalk and eggshells
- Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E) – a synthetic form of vitamin E derived from petroleum
Not only is walnut milk delicious, but it also has numerous health benefits. It is low in carbs, helping to keep blood sugar levels steady. It is rich in antioxidants, ellagitannins, and tocopherols. Walnuts are also a great source of essential fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid, and linoleic acid, and are a good source of fiber.
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4 Pcs Regular Mouth 32-Ounces Mason Jar with Lids and Bands Clear
Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Raw Walnuts
Nut Milk Bags, All Natural Cheesecloth Bags
Well, it took a bit of work but I made walnut milk. Homemade with no fillers and absolutely nothing artificial. Just organic walnuts and water.
- 2 cups walnuts
- 10 cups water
Here’s how to make your own walnut milk: first, soak the walnuts for 8 hours to aid in better digestion. After straining and rinsing the walnuts, add them to a food processor or blender with water. Blend the walnuts on high for 1 minute. Then, strain through a nut milk bag and place in a glass jar. It’s that easy! With this recipe, you can have homemade walnut milk with no fillers and absolutely nothing artificial. So why not give it a try?