I went to buy almond milk in the little Tesco the other day hoping it was on offer for £1 like it is sometimes, as I’m too tight to pay the full £1.80. While, yes, it wasn’t on sale for £1.80, instead of going down to a budget-friendly £1 as I’d hoped, it had gone up to £1.99. Yeah, one pound flipping ninety flopping nine! Well, fuck that, I thought, and went home and made myself some cashew milk instead.
While homemade milks don’t have the added calcium, B12 and other vitamins and stuff store-bought ones do, they are easy and relatively economical to make. Cashew milk has the added bonus of being especially quick and easy if you have a high speed blender, such as the Froothie VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender as you don’t need to a) soak the cashews overnight; or b) strain the milk afterwards to get rid of any pulp (like you do with almond milk, for example).
ZeroWater Water Filter
This cashew milk only has three ingredients and I really do mean that, as I filtered the water with my new ZeroWater Water Filter Jug, so there aren’t any unwanted ingredients like fluoride, chlorine, lead, mercury, chromium, nitrates and sulfates that you might find in tap water. The ZeroWater comes with a digital water meter that tells you how many Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) there were in your water when it came out of the tap and how many there were after it was filtered. As the name suggests, the ZeroWater Water Filter filters out all the TDS leaving you with zero TDS. Have a look at my readings before and after filtering. Impressive, huh?
I’d never been fussed about filtered water before and had always been happy with tap water but when ZeroWater offered to send me one of their jugs, I thought I’d give it a go and I’m glad I did. I keep a jug of filtered water in my fridge at all times now so it’s there for my plant milks, smoothies or when I just want a plain old glass of water. You can find out more about the ZeroWater on the ZeroWater website, or buy one from Amazon.
Easy Creamy Cashew Milk
As already mentioned, this cashew milk is quick and easy and my Froothie VAC2 blender whizzes it up in a minute leaving it smooth enough to use immediately without straining through a nut milk bag. The VAC2 is also powerful enough to negate the need for soaking the nuts beforehand, so it’s perfect for when you need homemade plant milk in an emergency (like when your little Tesco has put the price of almond milk up by 19p and you flounce off home in a sulk but still want to make a smoothie).
I use 750ml/3.5 cups of water which makes it creamy but not too thick but, if you like it even thicker and creamier, use less water. You don’t have to use filtered water but you get extra hipster points for doing so.
- 130g / 1 cup cashews
- 750ml / 3.5 cups water
- 2 dates
- Put the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend on high speed for 1 minute
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