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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Brazil Nut Milk

In my last post I didn't tell you how to make Brazil Nut Milk, so here is a recipe for it.
You can buy nut milk bags online or at some Whole Foods stores.  Also you can do this with pretty much any nut.  Remember, that some nuts need to be soaked first, but Brazil nuts and Hazel nuts do not need to be soaked.  Remember to squeeze the bag thoroughly to get all the milk out.  If you want you can dehydrate the left over nut pulp and the whiz it in the vitamix to make a gluten free nut flour.
I haven't tried this with brazil nuts, so I cannot say how good it is, but I have done it with Almond pulp and it works well.

Brazil Nut Milk

Recipe By     :      Chef Shobhan
Serving Size  : 0     Preparation Time :0:05
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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1                cup  Brazil nuts
  20            ounces  pure filtered water
                        stevia (to taste.....remember it's 300 times sweeter than sugar)
                        pinch of salt
Blend ingredients together and strain through a nut milk bag. Chill and serve. 
Use in smoothies or however you would use regular milk.
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Raw Chocolate Brazil Nut Fig Protein Shake

This is a really good one for a sweet treat.  Kids will love this one.
However, I do not recommend drinking this every day.
I believe that a Green Smoothie is one of the keys to great health, so make this one occasionally as a special treat.

                Raw Chocolate Brazil Nut Fig Protein Shake
Recipe By     :
Serving Size  : 1     Preparation Time :0:05
Categories    :
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  9             ounces  brazil nut milk
  3             soaked  black figs
  1                     date
  2        tablespoons  raw chocolate powder
  1         tablespoon  almond butter
     1/2      teaspoon  vanilla
  2        tablespoons  pea or hemp protein pwder
  4              cubes  ice
                        salt to taste
Blend with ice and serve............yuuuum

NOTES : Brazil nuts are high in selenium.  Selenium foods in the diet help prevent coronary artery disease, liver cirrhosis, and cancers. Only 1 or 2 Brazil nuts a day will give you enough selenium.  They are also high in B complex, vitamin E and good levels of copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc