Tuesday, December 30, 2008

How to Make Spartan Cashew Milk

In addition to being far healthier than cow's or soy milk, Spartan cashew milk tastes a lot better, too.

Spartan Cashew Milk is ideal on Spartan Muesli, both because the taste pairing is perfect, but also because the protein in the nuts and oats combine to make complete protein. Spartan Cashew Milk is great on any kind of hot cereal, too, or used in preparing dishes where you would use milk or soy milk.

Spartan Cashew Milk Recipe


1 cup raw cashews
5 ½ cups water (filtered)
8 dates (or 3 tablespoons, raw honey)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon


1. Combine all ingredients except for 4 cups of the water in a high speed blender and blend thoroughly until very smooth.
2. Add the rest of the water (use ice water if you want it cold) and quickly blend.
3. Adjust sweetness if desired.


It's best to blend this fresh just before serving. If you have some left over, store it in a jar and use it within three days. Use about 5 dates in place of some of the honey -- sweeten to taste after blending in the dates.