Strawberry Macadamia Nut Milk

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I plan to keep on keeping on with my kale for as long as I can find it in the supermarket, but now that we’re ushering in a new season, I am feeling as though things should get lighter and brighter around here.  As an aside, I also dyed my hair from an auburn/brown/red back to blonde, so maybe I am just in the mood for lighter and brighter, all around?  Probably : )

Random facts notwithstanding, this milk just looks and feels like Spring to me.  It’s the prettiest pink color, the perfect balance of sugary and tart, and in my case a definitive throwback to the Strawberry Quik I used to sip on as a child.  I have seen several versions of this floating around on Pinterest lately, most of which are made with almonds, and while delicious no matter which nut you choose to use, I prefer macadamias because of their inherent sweetness.  Soaking the nuts ahead of time requires a bit of preparation, but this is otherwise super simple to make, and completely worth the wait!

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Strawberry Macadamia Nut Milk
 
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Recipe type: Sips
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Raw Macadamia Nuts (or Almonds, or Brazil Nuts) + Water to Soak
  • 4 Cups Filtered Water
  • 2-3 Cups Sliced Fresh Strawberries
  • 4-6 Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Soak the macadamia nuts in enough water to cover [on your counter], for at least 6 hours or overnight. Drain.
  2. Blend the nuts with the filtered water, strawberries, dates, honey and vanilla extract, until smooth.
  3. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve or a nut milk bag, extracting all of the solids. Macadamia nuts are grittier than almonds so I recommend straining the milk twice.
  4. Store in a jar for 2-3 days.
Notes
You can also blend the nuts and the water separately and strain, before adding the other ingredients to the blender, if you choose. I've found that it does not make a huge difference either way, and actually prefer straining the strawberry mixture with the nuts to remove any seeds that may not have been ground in the blender.

 

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13 Responses to Strawberry Macadamia Nut Milk

  1. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I have got to try this out!
    Trish

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  3. Corinne says:

    This looks amazing! Quick question, though: Do you drain the soaking water before you blend with the filtered water?

  4. This looks incredible. I am instantly tasting strawberry nesquik (which I know is nasty, but I loved it growing up!) Great idea!

  5. Nina May says:

    Hey! This looks AMAZING. I grew up in Hawaii, on macadamia nuts, and I have an insane love for them. This is so perfect, thank you!

  6. Where did you get those amazing glass milk jugs with the metal clamps?

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