Brazil nut milk is a nature’s energy drink that not just tastes great but offers numerous health benefits. Brazil nuts are a nutrition powerhouse, abundant in selenium, antioxidants, heart-healthy fatty acids, and a whole library of minerals. Fresh homemade brazil nut energy-milk is a definite part of my Sattvic diet.
Brazil nut milk makes a delicious, smooth, and silky positive pranic drink that is perfect to start your day with. Brazil nuts’ potassium-sodium ratio is 760:2 (milligrams per 100g), making them one of the top energy-generating food choices. I love to supercharge my smoothies or oatmeal with it, and it completes home-made granola perfectly.
The taste of this natural energy drink is mild, and to a lot of people tastes “just like dairy milk.”Because of its versatile taste profile, you can easily incorporate it into your favorite dishes. So, you can use Brazil nut milk in soups, curries or stews as well.
The quick and easy method of making the Brazil nut milk I’m offering here can be applied to any other nut/seed milk (except for almond milk and coconut milk, where different techniques have to be applied).
I like to add a couple of Medjool dates to all my plant-based milk. In the sattvic (energy) diet, dates are considered to be one of the top ojas building energy foods. (potassium-sodium ratio is 518:1 (milligrams per 10 pieces)).
Going Nuts for Brazil Nuts
Disclaimer: 🤓 Geek alert!
Brazil nuts are plentiful on selenium; this is one fantastic trace element that is essential for the proper function of the body. Among other nuts, Brazil nuts have an unmatched amount of selenium (96mcg in just one nut! while there is less than 1mcg on average in most nuts).
Selenium is a powerful anti-inflammation agent (1), helps regulate thyroid function, supports your immune system, and healthy cell development and growth (2). The highest concentration of selenium is in thyroid tissue. The thyroid gland secretes hormones responsible for metabolism (therefore energy production) and body temperature.
Furthermore, the concentration of copper, zink, and magnesium in Brazil nuts is significantly higher than in other nut-meats.
Copper is responsible for beautiful skin and joints health, accountable for the maintenance of healthy collagen and elastin levels. Zinc is known for its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, immune-supportive qualities, eye health, and associates with male health. Magnesium assists in maintaining healthy sugar levels and supports the assimilation of calcium into bone.
Brazil nuts are an abundant source of antioxidants, which help to maintain healthy cells by combating damage caused by free radicals. They are also high in polyunsaturated fats that promote cardiovascular health by lowering “bad” cholesterol levels.
Who wouldn’t make use of this wonderful gift from nature?!
Things to Know before you milk Brazilian nuts:
- Brazil nuts must be raw.
- Buy high-quality fresh organic nuts. If the Brazil nuts are not fresh, the taste quality of your milk will be significantly affected.
- Brazil nuts must be soaked (you can find out more about this here » The Benefits of Soaking nuts);
- Use good quality water. As any milk is mostly water, it is essential to use filtered or spring water.
- High-speed blenders are preferred to use for plant-based milk. They make milk incredibly smooth and creamy.
- The ratio of Brazil nuts to water can vary. For example, 1 cup of nuts to 2 cups of water will give you a nice creamer. The ratio for milk is from 1:3 to 1:5.
All you need is:
- blender (high-speed preferred);
- cotton nut milk bag or cotton towel;
- 1 cup Brazil nuts (raw, soaked)
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 pcs Medjool Dates
- Place the soaked nuts*, filtered water, salt, and Medjool dates in a high-speed blender, and blend until all the nuts have broken down and until desired consistency is reached.
- Pour the nut milk into a mesh strainer or cotton nut milk bag and strain it thoroughly***.
- Store your nut milk in an air-tight jar or a bottle in a refrigerator for up to 4 days; Shake well before using.
- Using a mesh strainer, rinse thoroughly under running water.
- Place nuts into a glass or ceramic bowl and add lukewarm water with a pinch of salt. (the water level should be slightly more than double the height of the ingredients in the bowl.)
- Place a cotton towel over the bowl;
- Soak Brazil nuts for at least 4 hours or overnight; (If you are using this recipe with other nuts, adjust the soaking time accordingly. 4 hours at least – macadamia; 8 hours at least – walnuts, pecans, pistachios, steel-cut oats; 12 hours at least – peanuts, hazelnuts;)
- Drain off soaking liquid and rinse thoroughly with fresh water;
What about you?
Have you ever tried to make nut milk before?
Did you try this recipe?
Let me know how it went in the comments below and share a picture of your milk 🥛 on Instagram with the hashtag #positivepranic so that I can see your beautiful creation 🙂 🙏
❤ Love, Julia