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This post is not sponsored by any brands - only by springtime and my love for Lavender!
Florals for spring? GROUNDBREAKING.
Ok, but seriously…spring has got me feeling that flora vibe! 💐
My favorite local coffee shop started offering a Lavender Latte (which is AMAZING), but realizing it was made using a super sugary-syrup, I decided to create something myself infused with that floral flavor and functional health benefits and without the sugar rush/crash.
I’ve loved adding it to my morning cold brew with a scoop of collagen peptides for a Superpower Cold Brew Latte!
One thing that makes cashew seed milk so easy to make is that you don't have to strain the milk for it to be useable - with a high-power blender (like a Blendtec) you can pulverize the cashews to point where the end result is creamy and smooth without straining!
This also means that you get all of the benefits of consuming the whole cashew!
Scroll down for the recipe!
Some benefits of the key ingredients include:
Taken internally, Lavender essential oil has been shown to help decrease anxious feelings, and promote relaxation and restful sleep. If you want to learn more about essential oils, my post “How to Use Essential Oils (A Crash Course)” is the perfect place to start!
Manuka honey, harvested in New Zealand, has been shown to have antibacterial properties, which sets it apart from other honeys. Additionally, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits and has been shown to improve digestion - you can read more here!
Pro-tip: I love to stock up on a lot of my go-to healthy dry goods and superfoods at Thrive Market! They offer a 25-50% discount on a lot of natural living products and my favorite healthy pantry items.
RAW LAVENDER HONEY CASHEW MILK
1 cup organic raw cashew seeds (I get mine from Thrive Market or from a local grocer)
3 cups filtered water
4-6 drops of Lavender essential oil (adjust to taste)
Combine all ingredients and blend in your Blendtec for 3 minutes .
Voila! That's it! Pour into a glass container and store in the fridge. Because this is a raw seed milk, a batch will last around 4 days - possibly longer, but I usually go through mine before then!
You can soak the cashews for a couple hours prior to blending to help aid in digestion, but it’s not necessary.
It’s perfect on its own, poured over your favorite granola, or used to create a chaga or cold brew latte!