Cleansing Vanilla Cashew Milk

  • Yield : 1 cup
  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 5m

It’s January, and you know what that means! For most of us anyway, we want to start eating healthier and cleansing our bodies from any over-indulging done over the holidays.┬áThere are a ton of juice cleanses out there that are priced a little too steep for my liking, and the only drinks that ever interested me were the sweet ones made with nuts that you would have at the end of each day of the cleanse. I figured I could just take a shortcut (and save tons of money) by making this sweet, vanilla cashew milk at home. This way it is fresh and you know exactly what’s going into it. Who says you have to pay hundreds of dollars to cleanse, when you can make the drinks at home?


  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 1/2 tbs agave, or alternative sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


Step 1

Let the cashews soak for at least a few hours before making this recipe, or better yet, overnight. This is to allow for better digestion and so that your blender can handle mixing more efficiently. Blend the cashews and the water until you get a milky consistency.

Step 2

Strain the milk mixture with a nut milk/straining bag, or leave it as is for a thicker consistency. This is also a great cashew milk to throw into smoothies for added protein if you don't feel like straining it.

Step 3

Add the remaining ingredients and blend until everything is well mixed. Test for sweetness and add more agave if needed. You can drink this right away if you'd like, or let it chill in the fridge before drinking.

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Comments (4)

  1. posted by Brandon on March 19, 2015

    Is that vanilla extract?

    • posted by Shannon on March 20, 2015

      Hi Brandon, yes it is! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I hope you get a chance to try this recipe out!

  2. posted by Ro Willcott on January 27, 2016

    Shannon, if using this as a cleanse, how often would you drink it?

    • posted by Shannon on January 28, 2016

      Hi Ro, this would be used as a “dessert” option to any juice cleanse someone would already be doing. Many cleanses have green juices plus a higher-protein creamy drink as the one they have at the end of the day, so that is what inspired this recipe!


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