VANILLA BRAZIL NUT MILK (WITH CHIA SEEDS)
Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium, a mineral that is otherwise hard to come by naturally. Selenium is like the rebar on a high rise-ti's the reinforcement for most of the body's most powerful antioxidants. The coconut butter isn't essential, but, it's a healthy addition that provides flavor and richness. The lecithin gives the milk extract a creamy smoothness.
I add 2 teaspoons of Chia Seeds to my glass before drinking for an extra super-food punch!
1 cup of raw Brazil nuts, soaked for 2 hours or overnight
4 cups filtered water
1/4 cup agave nectar or raw honey
2 tablespoons coconut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lecithin (optional)
2 packets Stevia
pinch of sea salt
In a Vita-Mix or high speed blender, blend the nuts and water on high speed until smooth (about 2 minutes). Strain the milk through a nut-bag or multiple layers of cheese cloths twice for smoothness (see my blog post about how I do it through the cheesecloth.) Rinse the blender cup and place the milk back in with the remaining ingredients. Blend to combine thoroughly, and taste for sweetness.
For Chocolate MIlk - add 3 heaping tablespoons of organic cocoa powder or carob powder, plus an additional packed of Stevia or tablespoon of agave.
For Strawberry Milk - add about 1 pint of strawberries, plus an additional packet of Stevia or tablespoon of agave.
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Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngalis