Everything You Need To Know About Cashew Milk
Here at Planted we’re always keeping an eye out for what’s new in the world of plant-powered goodness, and today we’re looking at cashew milk – what it is, why it’s good for you, where to buy is and even how to make your own cashew milk!
Whether you’ve been vegan for years or you’re simply thinking about upping your plant intake, switching out dairy milk for a plant-based substitute is not only better for you and the environment, but also tastes delicious too.
What is cashew milk?
Firstly – does it taste like cashews?
Yes, it does. So, if you’re not a fan of cashews’ mild and creamy flavour then maybe this isn’t the plant-based milk for you. However, if you’re ready to elevate your at-home-barista-skills then cashew milk is the creamy stuff your flat white has been missing.
How is cashew milk made?
Cashew milk is made by first soaking the nuts in water before draining, rinsing and blending them with fresh water. Sometimes natural sweeteners like vanilla or maple syrup are added along with a little salt.
Wanting to know more about how other plant-based milk is made? Then read our post; How Is Vegan Milk Made?
Cashew milk nutrition
Cashew milk can provide a whole host of nutritional benefits as part of a balanced and varied diet. In one serving, you’ll get a good amount of healthy fats, plant protein, fibre and key vitamins and minerals like:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin K
All of which are key in sustained energy and energy production, maintaining brain health, boosting immunity, and general bone health.
Brands to look out for
Here are some of our favourite cashew milk options to pick up from the shops:
Cashew milk recipe
If you already love making your own plant-based milk, or it’s simply something you fancied giving a go, here is a simple cashew milk recipe to try:
Why not put your new cashew milk skills to the test and use it as a base to a delicious plant-based milkshake? Try adding some bananas, oats and maple syrup for a refreshing and healthy treat.
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.