Make your own organic nut milk

This one is real easy.

I started off using recipes that had me putting nuts and water in a blender, then straining it through a cheese cloth, keeping the liquid and throwing away the solid residue.

Then it occurred to me that by throwing away the residue I was wasting an awful lot of the nutrition in the nuts.

I tried using the residue to make nut butter and so forth but without a good result.

But then I wondered what would happen if I just gave the nuts a more thorough blending and then kept the whole liquid and just skipped straining it. That way I would be getting all the nutrients from the nuts.  It really depeded on whether the result was smooth enough to be called a "milk".

Anyway, I played around with it and found I could produce a nice thick, tasty milk in the simplest way imaginable So here is how I make my nut milk:

Take one cup of organic nuts (I use walnuts or cashew nuts or a mixture of both and haven't tried other nuts yet). Put them in a bowl with just enough spring water or filtered tap water to cover the nuts. Leave them to soak for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Place the contents of the bowl  in the blender.

Add four cups of spring water or filtered tap water.

Add a drop or two of organic vanilla essence according to your taste.

You can also add a spoonful (or several) of a natural sweetener such as Stevia or Insulin but I don't bother as the milk tastes fine to me  without it.

Blend it for three minutes.

Pour into a clean bottle and store in the fridge.

And that's all there is to it! The result is a nice, creamy nut milk.