Recipe Directions

  • 1. Blend the cashews and water in a high-speed blender. I use my VitaMix blender, which is the best blender in the world! Blend very well so that the liquid resembles a thin milk.
  • 2. Add the remaining raw cashew milk recipe ingredients and blend again.
  • 3. Drink this delicious raw cashew milk recipe and experience heavenly bliss! As mentioned above, your raw cashew milk can be drunk straight, or served as a milk substitute in cereals and other recipes.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw cashew milk recipes do not come close to this sweet, almondy cinnamony raw cashew milk recipe.

Raw cashew milk can be used for many many purposes in your raw food lifestyle.

I tend to drink this cashew milk as a delicious sweet treat, perhaps as a dessert, or I serve it over home-made dry cereal or I even splash a 1/4 cup on top of a bowl of my raw oatmeal.

If you have all these ingredients on hand this recipe really only takes a minute to prepare. Cashew milk can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days, but I would reblend before serving it in case any ingredients settle. But a batch of raw cashew milk doesn't last long in my house anyway!

PS: If you have any left over raw cashew milk from this recipe, try making raw chia seed pudding with your raw cashew milk recipe.

Please let me know how you like this recipe and any ideas of how you like to use this raw cashew milk recipe.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 89 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein.

Amounts per 113 g (4 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 115 5 %
Protein 3 g 6 %
Fat 7 g 9 %
Carbohydrates 10 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 0.74 g 2 %
Sugars 6 g
Calcium 13 mg 1 %
Iron 1.2 mg 9 %
Sodium 41 mg 2 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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How long should I soak cashews or almonds (and in what) before blending? Would it soften them enough for a blender not as strong as the Vitamix?

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Late comment but I'd soak it for at least 6 hours.

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Hi McKenna, I don't always soak, but if you have a crappy blender, I would suggest putting the nuts in a large bowl. Cover them with water so that all the nuts are totally swimming in water. Place in fridge. Let them sit like that for a few hours (3-6 hours), then dump the water out (without losing any nuts), rinse them clean, and then use :)

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I was wondering if it is necessary to soak the cashews? I've tried a few different nut milk recipes that require soaking the nuts, so I just wasn't sure if it made a difference or not?

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Hi Kimberly, it is not necessary to soak the cashews in this recipe

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I have been soaking raw nuts, seeds and grains as per Sally Fallon's book Nourishing Traditions for years. Why is it not necessary to soak the cashews? It sure would be a time and effort saver, but I have hypothyroidism and I have read that soaking removes anti-nutrients like phytates, tannins and goitrogens. I know it wouldn't hurt to soak them, but I guess I just wondered about your reasons for saying it is not necessary to soak for this nut milk. Thank you for any information!

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This is similar to buying organic, it’s GREAT to do it, but if that is too overwhelming/time consuming/expensive etc, then it’s okay not to.
However, in your case, if it helps you, then do soak! I do not know about hypothyroidism and whether soaking helps. You could ask your doctor or a nutritionist.

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Why are you saying it's not necessary to soak them? It's easier on digestion and it insures that any chemicals on it if any will reduce it and come out in the water. I'd soak it for at LEAST 6 hours.

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Hey there, I am new to the raw lifestyle, and although I have been doing only two months so far, I love it. However, afraid of not having enough protein in my diet, I do use a lot of nuts. I eat nuts every day a few times a day. I make cheeses and breads, and crispy apple with almonds for breakfast for example, and granola. I see that you don't use much nuts in your diet. Can you tell me your food ratio? what is the percentage of your veggies vs. fruits vs. nuts? and how bad is to have raw cacao every day. In place of coffee I drink raw cacao with cinnamon and agave for breakfast in the mornings, and sometimes through the day a few times. Sorry for all the questions, and thank you in advance!

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Hi Haydee

Re: plant-based protein listen to my podcast: http://www.therawtarian.com/rfp13-vegan-protein

If you want to know more about what to eat on a daily basis you might want to consider joining www.therawtarian.com/TRK I have 30-day raw meal plan in there.

I do tend to use quite a few nuts. In fact, I am often criticized for it :)

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Thank you so much for the recipe. First say this at whole foods with the same exact ingredients for $12.99!!!! I checked the back for the ingredients and found it to be a simple recipe. Glad i stumbled upon your site, really helpful. Tried it with almond, which was absolutely delicious. :D

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Hi Navdeep, glad to have you here :) And very glad you like the recipe. Much better than $12.99!!!!!!

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I made this using my Vita-Mix with honey and vanilla extract. I didn't have almond extract on hand but it turned out delicious! Whole Foods carries raw cashew milk made by BluePrint Juice (very similar to this recipe) for $9.99 for 16 oz. This is much cheaper to make and just as yummy and nutritious. Thank you for this recipe!

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Hi Mabel, love a good Vitamix! I have one too. Glad you enjoyed this cashew milk and that you are able to save money with it too!

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Do you normally soak your almonds/cashews before using them in your milks?

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Hi Pam, I'd say that I soak about 50% of the time. Depends how lazy I am on the day :)

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Love it!! Thanks... I added vanilla creme stevia to cut the sugar but super yum

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Thanks so much for this post, I'm very excited to make my milk today! Also very happy to have found your site!

~Ashly

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Glad to have you here Ashly! Hope your almond milk turns out well :)

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Hey lj

Me again ;) just a quick q - you make your almond milk with just almonds and water, yet cashew milk with these added extras - is this because you use this as a 'dessert' version, ie do you make regular cashew milk with just cashews and water? In nz organic cashews are cheaper than organic almonds, as the cashews are from Vietnam while the almonds are from (super expensive) Australia! So cashew milk is going to be cheaper for me as a fridge 'staple' :)

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Hi Buffy! You are lucky that cashews are cheaper than almonds in NZ!! You are exactly right that I use the cashew as a dessert version and the almond more as a blank slate. So it is definely okay to make a simple cashew milk - for example, maybe 1 cup water to a third cup cashews?  Make a small batch and see how you like it

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My son-in-law put me on to making my own nut milk. I just put nuts. (Cashews in this instance in my Bullet and cover with water. Give it a whirl and it is delish. You can add other stuff but not necessary. I drank some and I put some on my oats.

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Smooth and satisfying are great descriptors for this drink! I was very glad to find your recipe, which included the ingredients I was looking for - agave nectar & cinnamon so I didn't have to guess with the proportions. The almond extract was an added plus.

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Glad you liked, Janice!

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Do you need to strain the cashew milk?

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