Cashew milk is the delicious and creamy dairy substitute which has recently replaced almond milk for many. While both have very similar nutritional values, there is one big difference between the two.
Cashew milk has a creamier texture than almond milk. It also has a slightly sweeter taste than almond milk, which can be a bonus for those looking to lower sugar intake in coffee or tea. The two are both made the same way, by soaking the nuts in water then blending. But because cashew nuts are much softer than almonds, they almost dissolve completely when blending. Almond milk needs a final filtering process to remove the remaining pieces of almonds. Since you’re using all of the cashews blended in water, you aren’t losing any of the nutritional value from the nut. Where as with almond milk, you dispose of some of the pulp and fibre from the nut.
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Health Benefits of Cashew Milk
If you are lactose intolerant, cashew milk is a great non-dairy choice and it tastes great too! It is low in calories with only 25 calories per cup – without added sweetener like honey or agave nectar. It’s also cholesterol free with no saturated fats, making it a healthy option for people with high blood pressure or cholesterol. Cashews are jam packed with other nutrients, like calcium and vitamins D, E, and A.
Ways To Use Cashew Milk
Besides using the milk in things like cereal or coffee in the morning, you can pretty much substitute it when regular milk is used in many recipes. Although in baking, it can make a difference with final results of cakes. For baking, you may need to test using cashew milk the first time. Smoothies, cream soups or sauces can all be made even more amazing with cashew milk. You can even make more of a creamier end product, by adding less water when blending.
Do you have experience with using cashew milk in recipes? Let us know! We would love to hear about some of the creative things you’ve whipped up in your kitchen with cashew milk!