What is good about making your own plant-based milk? It is free from colors and additives and it is a perfect ingredient for oatmeal and smoothies, the base for every good breakfast.
In addition, hazelnuts are a good source of vitamin E which promotes healthy hair and skin. Vitamin E is also very good for the muscles of the body, especially the heart muscles.
Hazelnuts are a good source of the B complex vitamins that are essential for a good working nervous system. They help to reduce tiredness, improve memory and in principle they make you more relaxed.
…wait, that was my keyword! Excuse me, I am going to eat a handful of hazelnuts now and drink all the nut milk.
- 1 cup raw hazelnuts, soaked in water
- 3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
- 1 pitted date
- Cover hazelnuts in water and soak for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- After soaking drain the water. Add 1 cup of hazelnuts and 3 cups of water in the blender. Blend until everything gets smooth.
- Now we need to separate the hazelnut milk from hazelnut pulp. Place a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag over a bowl and pour the mixture in. Pull up all the sides and squeeze until you get as much liquid as possible.
- Store it in any air tight jar. It will last in your fridge for 2-3 days.
- If you want to add flavour to your milk you might add pitted dates, vanilla bean or vanilla extract or cinnamon. I use the milk as a base for my smoothies and oatmeal, so I like to keep it natural.
- Dependent on how thick you want your hazelnut milk to be you can use more or less water but in general you want a 1:3 ratio hazelnuts to water.