05/04/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Ani's Raw Food Essentials: Cashew Mylk


watch video: 5 min, 14 sec

Nut mylks, which I spell with a 'Y' to denote the lack of dairy, are super simple and quick to whip up in any blender. Just place a handful of your favorite raw, untoasted nut or seed into your blender with two to four cups of filtered water, or better yet, coconut water, and then blend smooth. This mylk can be flavored with chocolate powder, vanilla, orange, cinnamon, and/or banana, and sweetened with fruit, dates, stevia, or agave syrup. The varieties are endless.

There are numerous benefits to making your own nut mylk. It's cheap, fresh, free of preservatives or chemical colorings and flavors, and healthful. Nuts are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that build collagen in our skin. They also fight free radical damage and slow down the signs of aging.

What we eat makes the biggest impact on our planet. By choosing more vegetarian, vegan, and organic food, we tread lightly on the planet and live more green.

To see how simple it really is to make your own nut mylk, watch me make my version of a Cashew Mylk.
watch video: 5 min, 14 sec

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This recipe is from my new book, Ani's Raw Food Essentials, available everywhere April 1, 2010.


This video was shot during my 4-hour workshop in Phuket, Thailand on January 24, 2010 at Mom Tri's Villa Royale.