Walnut Milk is a delicious alternative to Dairy Milk. It’s also cheaper when you make it yourself!
While researching Walnut Milk recipes however, I can’t help but notice that most don’t mention using organic and/or non-GMO ingredients. It’s clear that lots of people are trying to lead a natural lifestyle but miss the mark when they forget to include non-toxic ingredients. So I hope you find comfort here in knowing that, for me, quality is key.
One cup of unsweetened almond milk contains approximately:
- 40 calories
- 2 grams carbohydrates
- 1 gram protein
- 3 grams total fat
- 1 gram dietary fiber
- 200 milligrams calcium (20 percent DV)
- 500 International Units vitamin A (10 percent DV)
- 40 milligrams phosphorus (4 percent DV)
- 10 milligrams vitamin E (50 percent DV)
- 16 milligrams magnesium (4 percent DV)
- 100 International Units vitamin D (25 percent DV)
- All work together to help to keep blood sugar levels balanced.
A great source of essential fatty acids
- Walnuts are primarily comprised of polyunsaturated fatty acids (72% of total fats), particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (14%) and linoleic acid (58%).
- Studies indicate that each gram of ALA you eat per day lowers your risk of dying from heart disease by 10%.
- ALA is also found to be neuroprotective, and observational studies in older adults have linked eating walnuts improved cognition, including quicker problem solving and better memory.
A good source of fiber
- An ounce of walnuts has 2g of fiber, which promotes a healthy gut microbiome and helps with weight loss.
- A study of ~200 adults consuming 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day for 2 months found that they experienced an increase in the good bacteria, Bifidobacteria.
- In a study of 10 obese people, drinking a smoothie made with 1.75 ounces (48 grams) of walnuts per day for 5 days lowered appetite and cravings, compared to a placebo drink comparable in its macronutrient quality and calorie count.
Many enjoy the taste of Banana Cinnamon Walnut bread. Now you can enjoy it as a beverage too! You can watch my video recipe here on Youtube:
It’s actually difficult to find good Walnut Milk in most markets. And you certainly won’t find banana, cinnamon. Oh the joy of homemade foods and products!
- 1 cup walnuts
- 3.5 (or 4) cups cups filtered water
- 1 drop cinnamon
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 1 pinch of baking soda
- one small cap Vanilla Extract
- Soak walnuts for 8 hours.
- Strain and rinse walnuts. Add to blender with water and blend walnuts on high for 1 minute
- Strain through a nut milk bag, or regular metal strainer.
- Pour Milk into the blender again and blend with one banana for about 30 seconds
- Place in a glass jar and add one pinch of baking soda to alkalize the milk. Add sea salt, vanilla extract and cinnamon oil. You may add a teaspoon of honey or a half teaspoon of stevia but it’s not really necessary.
- Store in the fridge!
Now you have a new alternative to dairy and you can make anything, from ice-cream to pancakes. I also love drinking Walnut Milk as a refreshing beverage. Share the recipe with friends and family and enjoy!