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Milking Other Nuts

Good Morning, Everyone πŸ™‚

 

Hope this Tuesday finds you well.

 

It was tough getting in the groove of the time change, but I did it. Yesterday I got in a decent preggo workout:

30 minutes Precor

Lat Pull Downs & Cable Rows (superset, 3 sets total)

Overhead Wide Kneeling Cable Pulldown & Dumbbell Row (superset, 3 sets total)

Straight Arm Press Down & Seated Biceps Curl (superset 3 sets total)

10 minutes of mat stretches

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After I worked out I went to Whole Foods for some lunch and a few things I needed. Then I came home to make use of my soaking Brazil Nuts:

Thanks so much to my Morgan from Little House of Veggies for opening my eyes to the world of Brazil Nut Milk. I was stuck in my Almond Milk making rut, and was happy to broaden my nutty horizons! She told me how good it was with tropical fruit smoothies, so I had to try!

 

You can use pretty much the same method for any nut milk. I use this one for Almond Milk. I used to do a bigger batch, but since getting my nut milk bag I get SO much out of it that there is no need!

Brazil Nut Milk

1 cup Brazil Nuts, soaked for at least 6 hours

4 cups filtered water

4-6 Pitted Dated

1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

 

Place all ingredients in Vitamix or Good quality high speed blender and blend until smooth. Run the mix through a cheese cloth or a nut milk bag and you’re done!

 

Thanks, Morgan I never would have thunkit to milk my brazil nuts if it weren’t for you <3

 

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Post-Workout Smoothie


1 Cup Brazil Nut Milk

1 Cup Pineapple Chunks

1/2 Cup Frozen Organic Peaches

2 T Chia Seeds

1/2 teaspoon Maca Powder

1/2 Scoop Vanilla Sun Warrior (growing on me)

Ice

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I have a MAJOR thing for pineapples lately. If I have too much they give me a little preggo reflux though πŸ™

 

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Health benefits of Brazil Nuts:

Brazil Nuts are high in protein, extremely nutrient-rich and containΒ  copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E and selenium. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that works to neutralize dangerous free radicals. Some studies show consuming foods high in selenium may reduce the risk of breast cancer!

 

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What Nut Milks have you tried?

 

 

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38 Comments

  • Reply susan

    Great workout you did Laury, I’m impressed. I’ve made almond milk without the nut bag or cheese cloth, it still tastes good, just a little chunky. funny you mention the sunwarrior, I’m liking the taste of it now and sometimes have sunwarrior vanilla, some oats and water as a night time snack. Brazil nuts are so tasty, I have to hide them or I’d eat a full bag of them!

    March 15, 2011 at 6:35 am
    • Reply laury

      Wow, Susan you are good. I can’t do nut milk unless I strain it. Tried it because it smelled and looked so good..but way too thick and chalky for me! I still can’t do sun warrior in my oats, but I am hoping that changes because I have this huge bag still!

      March 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    Yummy! That smoothie sounds so good. I’ve been hooked on pineapple recently too. I keep buying bags of frozen pinapple and then eating all of the pineapple plain before I have a chance to use it in a smoothie. I don’t think my blender could handle making nut milk but someday…

    I’ve added a vitamix to my ever growing “to buy someday” list.

    March 15, 2011 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    I haven’t had Brazil nuts in ages but I agree, they are good! Never tried the milk either, but I bet it’s tasty. Is it much stronger than almond milk?
    Have a great day Laury!

    March 15, 2011 at 8:26 am
    • Reply laury

      I don’t think stronger is the word. Its really creamy and nutty and delicious!

      March 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Jess@atasteofconfidence

    I’ve only had almond milk, but this looks great!

    March 15, 2011 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Lisa

    I’m definitely going to try brazil nut milk! I usually make almond milk or hemp milk… I need some variety πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2011 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Kat

    Brazil nuts are probably my least favorite nut, but I am curious to see how it would taste in milk form! I bet its good πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2011 at 10:30 am
    • Reply laury

      Mmmm so nutty and creamy (wait, that doesn’t sound right)….anyway it’s good πŸ™‚

      March 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    Oh, that is a new one!! That’s really cool..so, can you milk any nut?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:50 am
    • Reply laury

      Haha, I think you can! I wouldn’t milk a peanut I think, but Morgan says she’s tried them all. I haven’t yet!

      March 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Katie

    That smoothie sounds GREAT. And I need to get a nut milk bag. I keep telling myself that.

    I am giggling to myself right now about the comment above asking if you can “milk any nut”. Reminds me of that scene in Meet the Fockers, where he asks if you can milk a cat. Hahahaha. I’m dying here.

    March 15, 2011 at 11:28 am
    • Reply laury

      hahaha, I am cracking up now because when I read Mary’s comment I thought the SAME thing!!!! LOL

      March 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Kristina @ Life as Kristina

    ohh Brazil Nut milk-how fun!!!! Hope you’re feeling great little momma! xoxo

    March 15, 2011 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    I’ve never had Brazilian nuts! Very curious to taste them πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2011 at 11:56 am
    • Reply laury

      You should try!!

      March 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Healthy Diaries

    I’ve only had almond milk but would LOVE to try other nut milks.

    Ur smoothies always look so great! Can I hire you to make me smoothies on a daily basis? πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    • Reply laury

      Sure, that sounds like a good job πŸ™‚

      March 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    Is that brazil nut milk smoothie success I see???????? Thats my girl! Yeah, I am craving it now! SO good, right?!
    I have tried probably all nut milks, and honestly I love them all. But brail nut milk is just creamy and nutty and delish. Love it!
    Forgot to tell you on the last post that I LOVE your baby crib you are getting! Amaze…so so cute!
    Have a great day and NO FALLING TODAY ok?? haha kidding!!

    March 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    • Reply laury

      OMG, so good! Prob my new fav πŸ™‚ Thanks again!! I guess you answered the question that you can milk any nut, LOL. And, hahaa, I will try not to fall. I seriously feel like I am walking through life with caution!

      March 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    Where do you get a nut milk bag? Sounds like it’s better than the cheese cloth?

    March 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    • Reply laury

      I had them in my Open Sky store which is now shut down (they closed everyones store who isn’t as bug as fitnessista, wahhh). You can find them on Amazon though! they are great and only like 10 bucks!

      March 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete

    I have never made my own nut milk — but I think I should give it a try!

    I just hope my magic bullet can handle this type of thing — it isn’t always very good when nuts are involved!

    March 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    I’ve only made almond milk from scratch before but I’ve heard brazil nut is supposed to be fabulous too:)

    That smoothie looks yummers!!

    March 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    I had no idea that making your own nut milk was so simple! I’m going to try and make my own now for sure–thanks for the idea! πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Angela (the diet book junkie)

    yum! i bet that smoothie was good. i’ve never thought to make my own nut milk before, i’ve only tried almond for the first time this year! haha…i’m always behind in these things….:)

    March 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Caree @ Fit-Mama

    How I envy you ladies who take time to make such awesome things!!! I have never actually had a nut milk before. We buy rice milk for my son since he can’t have dairy. But that smoothie just sounds awesome! And I have never even heard of brazilian nuts before!

    March 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ Simply Shaka

    Interesting facts about Brazil nuts-I don’t think I’ve ever had them before.

    I was drinking almond milk and putting it in my smoothies and cereal but then I tried coconut milk. Um, almond milk has nothing on coconut milk–it’s super tasty and my new love πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    I’ve actually only tried almond milk once, and I’ve never ever tried Brazil nut milk. Sounds really cool though!!

    March 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    I’ve tried Almond Milk and Soy Milk (not really a nut milk I guess). I really need to try some others. πŸ˜€ Thanks for your recipe! πŸ˜€ I have saved me! πŸ˜€

    xoxox
    Kathleen

    March 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Alisa Fleming

    Great job with the Brazil nut milk Laury, it looks fantastic! I’m a cashew milk fanatic because it is so darn easy and creamy!

    March 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    • Reply laury

      Oh my, cashew milk is probably AMAZING! I need to try that next!

      March 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply La.

    Sounds SUPER yummy! You know, I think MOST women crave pineapples and it causes almost everyone reflux! boo! Love you!

    March 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm
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