Ditch dairy, drink nuts!

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An easy way to green-up your EarthDay or any day! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, cashews, or peanuts

  • 4 teaspoons agave syrup (nectar)

  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher or sea salt

RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Place nuts in a large bowl and add water to cover by 2”. Let stand at least 12 hours (this is key for silky, nongritty results; the longer the nuts soak, the smoother the milk will be).

  • Drain nuts; discard soaking liquid. Purée nuts, agave, salt, and 4 cups very hot water (but not boiling; hot water yields creamier milk) in a blender on high speed until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl, pressing down on solids; discard nut pulp. Thin nut milk with water as necessary to reach desired consistency. Transfer to airtight container and chill until cold.

Maude Manoukian