Last year, John and I ventured into the world of juice cleansing and are now hooked! We have done five to six cleanses since and every time I feel like I get more and more out of it. It is a great way to kick start a new wellness program, flush out your system, or just drop a few pounds.
We have only ever done a Squeezed cleanse, so can’t vouch for other companies but our favorite thing about them is their Cashew Milk that you get with each’s day of your cleanse. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but we drink it to provide more substance so we can still work out each day. It is packed with protein so it helps keep you feeling full.
Unfortunately, last week when our cleanse arrived it was sans cashew milk, ahhhhh! I literally got on the phone with Squeezed immediately to see what the deal was. Luckily they have great service, so while they couldn’t get it to us when our cleanse started that next day, they still shipped out the seven missing bottles and gave us a credit on our account. Score!
But…that still didn’t solve curbing our cashew milk craving or help giving us added energy to work out.
I hopped on the internet and tried to find a way to make my own. I didn’t find anything exactly like Squeezed so I improvised and came up with something equally as tasty. My kids even loved it. We plan to make this in bulk now and freeze to have on hand when we want to do a mini cleanse at home.
Hope you enjoy as much as we do!
(TIP: it is great as coffee creamer, in smoothies, or with granola and berries!)
Cinnamon Date Cashew Milk
Makes 48 – 64 ounces
1 1/2 cups soaked cashews (learn how to below)
8 medjool dates, pitted (I found these locally at Mama Jean’s)
6 cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
sea salt – just a pinch!
- Soak your cashews in a large bowl of warm water (completely covered) for 2-4 hours.
- Combine the soaked cashews, pitted dates, cinnamon, salt, and 2 cups of water into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add the remaining cups of water and blend until it is the consistency of a smoothie. If you want it more like milk, add additional water.
And simple as that, you’ve got yourself a yummy and healthy snack! If you do not have a large blender you can do this in stages by splitting the recipe. We poured our finished product into smaller plastic bottles to allow for freezing, but it will also stay good in your refrigerator for about 5-7 days.