I just love the gross sound of nut juice. Let me start by saying, I’m not an extremist by any stretch the imagination, well maybe when it comes to exercise, but even then I take a break from time to time; But when I found out that milk consists of mainly cow puss I had to make a change. Yes – COW PUSS!
In general, I began educating myself on the benefits of a plant-based diet more and more. I do however still feel that meats are important role in my personal health’s eco-system and have not fully (and probably will not ever) go 100% plant-based. My diet is 75-80% plants.
I even consider pasture raised eggs are important to have. Areas that I feel the need to cut animal proteins particularly are lower quality meats and straight dairy. For the 20-25% consumption of it that my body requires, I’m being responsible and am paying close attention to where and how my meats are sourced. I’m sticking to meats that are either wild, organic and/or grass-fed. In the area of dairy, my biggest culprit is cheese. Being more conscious of my intake here, I’ve cut off about 50% of my consumption off the top, and am gravitating to goat, organic and hormone-free varieties.
Historically, even a small container of milk would go bad in my place. As a kid I was not a huge milk drinker, so this one was easy-ish. Except, while living in Cali I developed a huge liking for iced coffee with half-n-half. I desperately needed to find a solution because I really really enjoyed this beverage in the mornings to get my engine going, sometimes in the afternoons and from time to time, I’d cook with it. So I used it enough to warrant wanting to find an alternate solution.
I started with nut beverages like almond and cashew but wasn’t an immediate fan mainly because I felt these were way too processed given the additives put in some of thesm. I barely gave soy a try because of the estrogen factor and it tastes horrible in general. I finally gave oat milk a try. It was actually an oat/cashew blend that was on sale. I loved it! Then one day as I was approaching the end of it, it like a huge brick out of no where it hit me! Wait, rather than spending an arm and a leg in Whole Foods Market on something that will likely spoil before I use it all, I can make this much healthier and with minimal fresh ingredients at home.💡
I’m so glad I did! I’ve researched tons of online recipes and came up with my own creamy tasty version made with only 3 whole food ingredients + water. Try it and thank me later Talking about eating bare ass naked – this is it!!
1 handful of raw cashews
1 quart filtered water
1-3 dates depending on desired sweetness
1/2c rolled oats
• soak cashews in water at least 45 mins (you can do it overnight as well)
• put soaked cashews + water + dates into blender and mix for 20-30 secs on high
• add oats and continue to mix on high for 10 additional secs only
• run liquid through a nut bag
• squeeze remaining liquid out until your left with dry pulp
• freeze pulp for baking later