Have you ever made your own brazil nut milk? It’s so easy and it tastes really good. You can also use the nut milk for your granola, smoothies or even to add in your coffee. Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant, which protect cells from damage. Selenium is also a great mineral for the health of the hair, nails and skin. 2-3 nuts a day is enough to get your daily recommendation.
This brazil nut shake is very nourishing and comforting. I really love its white color, its creamy texture, and its nutty flavor. I first made a Brazil nut milk using brazil nuts, filtered water, medjool date, vanilla and sea salt. Then, I use a part of that blend (for the milk) and added other ingredients to make the shake. These ingredients are ripe banana, medjool date, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ice cubes. So simple but so good!
This shake is raw, vegan, gluten, and soy-free. Enjoy!
- Brazil Nut Milk:
- 1 cup brazil nuts
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1 medjool date or 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- Brazil Nut Smoothie:
- 1 cup Brazil nut milk
- 2 small ripe bananas
- 1 medjool date
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Pinch nutmeg
- 2 cups ice
- Make the Brazil nut milk by blending all ingredients together until smooth. You may want to use a nut milk bag or a cheesecloth to filter the milk so the pulp is set aside but you can skip this step as well. (I actually didn't filter the bag as it was pretty smooth and I love to get all the nutrients from the Brazil nuts)
- Make the shake by combining all ingredients to a blender, starting by the liquid and finishing by the ice. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.