Cereal and milk are good friends. I love cereal and I used to love cow’s milk. Then when I realised that drinking the milk of another animal is a bit…weird (and not necessarily good for you) I decided to give it up. I also stayed away from soy too (read into it and you’ll see why). I missed milk though, especially in the mornings. Then I discovered nut milks! They taste amazing, are easy to make, and are so unbelievably good for you. I do not miss cow’s milk at all now. In fact, the thought of drinking it makes me slightly nauseous. So if you are wanting to eat more raw foods but think you would miss your morning bowl of cereal, then panic not! Follow this nutritious* recipe below and I promise you, you won’t feel like you’re missing out.
- 1 cup walnuts (soaked over night and rinsed)
- 4 cups water (or less if you want it more thick and creamy)
- 1 tbsp agave or honey
- Few drops of vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
Place all the ingredients in blender and whizz it up. Get a jug or a large bowl and strain the luscious, creamy liquid through a nut milk bag** or a sieve. Chop up any fruit of your choice, and add whatever you like to it. In mine I put banana, apple, pomegranate, blueberries and some buckwheaties. Pour in the freshly made milk, sprinkle on some cinnamon and enjoy.
* This walnut milk is packed full of goodness! Walnuts are a great source of omega 3 and vitamin E, which means healthy skin, hair, joints and brain! If you suffer from dry skin this is will do wonders for you. Replace the walnuts with almonds, brazil nuts or pecans for an equally delicious, nutritious way to start your day.
** Nut milk bags are cheap to buy and available on-line. They make gorgeous nut milks, and you can also use them for juicing. Just whizz fruit and veg up in a blender and strain through the nut milk bag. I would say put a nut milk bag on the top of your ‘To Buy’ list. You won’r regret it!