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Almond & Brazil Nut Mylks

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Just for clarity, I kindly mean almond OR brazil nut milk.  The method and the recipe is the same for either, you just get to pick what kind of nuts you want as your base.

Obviously, almond is presently the most popular choice but don’t shy away from venturing into new flavors.  Brazil nuts are rich in selenium (great for the liver), magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, zinc, vitamin E, potassium and riboflavin.  They provide protein and fiber, and support bone and teeth health too!

This recipe is a great common milk substitute.  To substitute for creamer, just scale back on the water by half.


1 cup Almonds or Brazil Nuts, soaked overnight*

3 cups Water

1 tbsp Monk Fruit OR ¾-1 tsp Stevia, or to taste, reserved

¾-1 tsp Vanilla Extract, or to taste, reserved

Pinch of Salt

*You may use most any nut you can think of.  Harder nuts usually do best to soak overnight while some softer ones can be used within a couple hours.

Make it chocolate by blending in 2-4 tbsp Cacao powder (this will need to be blended in rather than hand mixed).  Be sure to adjust sweetener to balance out the bitterness of the cacao/cocoa.

 Also, you may freely substitute sweeteners and flavor enhancers, such as cinnamon or nutmeg in lieu of the vanilla.


Blend nuts and water.   Give it a little extra run time to be sure those nuts break down well to yield a good pulp.

Strain nut milk through a nut milk bag or through tightly woven food-safe fabric and into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Stir in monk fruit or stevia and vanilla and adjust as desired.  Store in a jar in the refrigerator.  Use within 3-4 days.  Shake before pouring.

Note:  Don’t worry if you go to pull this out the next day and find blobs of white cream stuck to the walls of the container, especially with Brazil nut milk.  This is just the fat of the nuts separating.  You should be able shake it back in and serve.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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