Raw Vegan Vitamin C Rich Camu Camu Brazil Nut Milk Recipe

Nowadays, it is no secret that there are plenty of delicious dairy-free milk alternatives for anyone following a vegan diet, with a milk allergy, or just wanting to reduce their intake of animal milk. Brazil Nuts are among my favourite things to make vegan milk out of, as the result is creamy and slightly sweet. Also, Brazil Nuts are one of the only few good sources of the mineral Selenium, so including them regularly in your diet will make sure that you keep your Selenium levels high. I like to add superfoods to my nutmilks, so in this one I add vitamin C rich camu camu. Camu camu is the red - purple berry from a shrub tree that grows in the Amazonian forest in Brazil and Peru. Camu camu has the highest vitamin C content of all plants, 2% to 3 % of its fresh weight is Vitamin C. You can leave out the sweetener, especially if you are going to have the Brazil Nut milk with something that is already sweet. Lecithin acts as an emulsifier, plus it helps the body break the fats down properly, so I always add lecithin to my nut milks. But feel free to leave it out if you don't have any, as it is not absolutely necessary.

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Posted by: michael
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Cuisine

British

Time

< 15 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

2

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Detox
Healthy Drinks
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You will need

IngredientAdd
1/2 cup or about 75g brazil nuts, ideally soaked for at least 4 hours More products
2 dates, optional OR More products
2 Tbsp date syrup or your favourite liquid sweetener, optional More products
1 tsp soy lecithin, optional More products
2 tsp camu camu powder More products
pinch Himalayan pink crystal salt, optional More products
2 cups or 1/2 litre filtered water

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Method

  • Rinse and drain the brazil nuts, place them in your blender with the water. Blend until completely broken down.
  • Strain the milk through a very fine sieve, a piece of cheesecloth, a nut milk bag or a clean stocking, and discard the pulp (or save it to make raw cakes). Rinse the blender and return the strained milk to the blender, along with the dates or date syrup if using, the lecithin, the camu camu and the salt if using, and blend again until smooth.
  • Drink as is and escape to Brazil, or enjoy over cereal, granola, a fruit salad or as a smoothie base.
  • For a warm Brazilian milk, gently warm in a pan, making sure not to overheat by feeling it with your little finger. Or alternatively, use warm water to prepare the milk.

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