This Week #1 - Welcome to the club! 🥕
Getting ready for the hot chocolate season with an easy cashew milk recipe and free plant-based resources that you can't miss.
Welcome to the first post of The Plant-Based Diet Club! If you have a question/suggestion you'd like me to write a post about, let me know here. I'll be happy to write about it in a future post.
In today’s post, I have selected a cashew milk recipe (perfect for a hot chocolate), and 2 free plant-based resources for you.
Recipe time: Creamy Vanilla Cashew Milk
To make a good hot chocolate using vegetable milk it’s best to use an ingredient that has a fair amount of (good) fat. I recommend cashew or coconut milk.
I always have cashews in my pantry because whenever my store-bought milk is over, I can make it myself in just a few minutes. Cashews are also great for easy cheesy recipes like this Easy Creamy Tomato Pasta with Broccoli.
My favorite cashew milk recipe is from Meghan Livingstone:
What you need
1 cup raw unsalted cashews soaked overnight (see trick below)
3-5 cups of water
Optional: maple syrup or Medjool dates, vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients on high speed for about 30-60 seconds and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days 👌
A few tips:
An alternative to soaking cashews is to boil them for 5min or so (it works for every recipe that calls out for soaked cashews).
If you are using dates, I recommend soaking them for a few minutes in warm water.
Add just 2 cups of filtered water. Then, add more water as you prefer. I usually add about 3 cups and a half in total because I prefer creamier milk.
You can filter the milk if you want, but I skip that, especially because the beauty of this recipe is how simple it is.
Cool resources 📚💻
Those two resources are awesome if you want to know more about the research on a plant-based diet, get tips from nutrition experts on how to stick to a plant-based diet, and have access to lots of easy, tasty recipes.
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You can register until Oct 13th to watch the recordings of the previous classes.
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find out how to continue your plant-based eating on your own.
I love Autumn and I’ve already started cooking noodles, stews, soups, and drinking hot chocolate more often.
What is your favorite Autumn recipe? Is there a recipe that makes Autumn so special to you?
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