You are going to love sipping on this cozy dairy-free beverage! Made with raw cashews and blueberries — this Blueberry Lavender Latte is filled with goodness.
Making nut milk at home is super simple and totally worth the effort. Preparing nut milk fresh increases nutrients and enhances flavor. Plus you can control the amount you make to ensure nothing gets wasted.
Cashews are known for containing healthy unsaturated fats, magnesium, and plenty of protein. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C. Lavender is known for its anti-anxiety and relaxing effects. Mix it all together for a delicious, calming sip.
Soak Your Nuts
To get started, you will want to soak your cashews to make them easier to blend and to help improve digestion. Soaking breaks down the phytic acid in nuts to help your body with nutrient absorption and neutralizes enzyme inhibitors. It also helps to remove harmful molds and fungi called mycotoxins.
Many people recommend soaking nuts/seeds in warm water + salt. I also add apple cider vinegar as it is a natural antifungal with antibacterial properties.
Blueberry Lavender Latte
- 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for 2 hours
- 2 cups filtered water
- 3/4 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 3 dates pitted
- 2 teaspoons dried lavender buds food grade
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 splash vanilla extract optional
- Soak cashews in a dish with warm water (enough to cover), 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. Loosely cover the dish with a towel and let soak for 2 hours. Drain soaking liquid and rinse well.
- Blend soaked cashews, water, blueberries, pitted dates, vanilla, and sea salt in a blender until smooth (30+ seconds).
- Heat cashew blueberry milk in a saucepan on the stovetop or in a microwave-safe container in the microwave.
- Using a tea infuser, steep lavender buds in the mixture for 5 – 10 minutes.
- Enjoy warm or chilled over ice.