I didn't think making raw nut milk would be so much fun. It's even more exciting when I think of the sweet treats I make with the leftover pulp. After enjoying almond milk for several days I went on and tried the hazelnut version, only that this time I used the nuts whole, with their skin on. The hazelnut milk turned out amazing (rawmazing, as raw foodists say). I could not imagine a better colour for nut milk - a gorgeous, velvety, pale beige that instantly makes your mouth water (sadly, only partially captured in the pictures due to my lack of professional photography skills).
I pretty much followed the Raw Almond Milk recipe that I posted earlier (click the link for full instructions). This time I used 200 g organic hazelnuts and 5 cups water instead of 6 (1 cup = 250 ml). 100 g dried hazelnuts = 1 cup soaked. I made it in two batches.
This hazelnut milk has a creamy, smooth, almost velvety texture and is very delicious even unsweetened. 200 g hazelnuts yield 1.2 litres milk and almost 2 cups lightly packed pulp. Surprisingly it didn't separate, only a fatty layer formed on top (a little shake mixes it all together). It kept for 4 days in the fridge.
A healthy milk that's very easy to make and absolutely delicious. Its delicate flavour makes it perfect for smoothies. I used the pulp to make these pretty little Coconut Hazelnut Balls - a great treat, very simple to make and highly nutritious.
Hazelnuts (or filberts) make an excellent snack. They are a great source of protein and fiber, have zero cholesterol and sodium, and the highest amount of folate of all nuts. Like almonds, they are low in saturated fats and high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Hazelnuts are a great source of minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin E, thiamin, manganese, copper, magnesium, iron and calcium.
Enjoy and spread the magic!:)
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