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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Strawberry Walnut Milk

I've never really been a milk fan. I can't even remember drinking a glass of milk as a kid. But there are great uses of milk, such as in a smoothie.

Dairy is a controversial things these days and I'm not about to tell you whether you should or shouldn't be eating dairy or if it's right for your body; that is something you need to use your intuition for. (As a Health Coach, I can help guide you in this area.)  But, this Strawberry Walnut Milk is dairy free - so you can set the controversy aside on this one.

Raw walnuts blended with fresh berries and a touch of almond, it's creamy and delicious. Walnut milk is rich with omega 3's which lowers cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure and improves arthritis symptoms. So blend up and drink up!

Happy Healthy tip: Strawberries always top the dirty dozen list (dirtiest fruit); spend the money on organic.

Strawberry Walnut Milk

1/2 cup raw walnuts
2 cups water
1 tbls honey
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup strawberries

If you have time, soak the walnuts* in water overnight. Place the almonds in a shallow dish and cover with water; soak overnight. Drain and rinse.

Place all the ingredients in the blender, blend until smooth (a couple of minutes.)
Strain through a fine mess strainer; this is an important step for smooth milk. 

*Soaking the nuts removes their exterior barrier that can be hard on digestion systems and allows them to release into the milk easier. 

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