There’s a reason why the new Canadian food guide has dropped dairy and now recommends more plant protein sources. This is HUGE. Finally, the compelling nutrition research showing the benefits of a plant-based diet is not being overlooked. Research has shown that not only is a diet higher in fruits and vegetables linked to lower risk in diseases, but so is a diet lower in animal based products. For anyone interested in reading more about evidence-based research on nutrition, I would highly recommend Dr. Michael Gregor’s book, “How Not to Die”, or check out www.nutritionfacts.org.
It’s pretty neat to see the dairy fridges in grocery stores filling with plant-based milk options. While almond milk is the most popular, there’s also cashew, soy, rice, and oat milk. All good options.
BUT, has anyone ever tried pistachio milk?? If not, drop what you are doing right now and go make it. If you think you can’t, you are mistaken! YOU CAN. All you need are 3 ingredients (plus water). As for kitchen tools, you will need a high speed blender and a cheese cloth/nut milk bag. You can find these at your local health food store or online. Or alternatively, you can use a fine mesh strainer.
Just blend everything together and sieve. And that’s it. You can drink this straight up, use it in your cereal/granola, or get creative with it. I was thinking something like nice cream or a smoothie! YUM!
This Maple Pistachio Milk is:
- Perfectly sweet
Maple Pistachio Milk
- High speed blender
- Nut milk bag/cheese cloth
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup pistachios
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or more to taste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Using a nut milk bag or cheese cloth, pour into a large mason jar.