1/2 c. raw nuts or seeds 2 c. pure water 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (or other sweetener), optional 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
Grind the nuts or seeds into a fine powder. Place in your food processor or blender along iwth 1 c. of the water, the sweetener and vanilla extract, if desired. Whiz for a minimum of 5 minutes. With the blender still on high, slowly pour in the remaining cup of water and whiz for another 5 minutes, minimum.
Line a colander with 2 layers of cheesecloth and place this over a large bowl. When the nut milk is finished blending, pour it slowly into the colander and allow it to strain naturally. You can stir it a little to try and speed the process, but in order to keep all particulate out of the finished milk, it's best to let it do it on it's own.
You can strain the milk a second time, if you want to be sure it's free of all particulate.
Store the finished milk in an airtight container in your fridge for 4-5 days.
Take the remaining nut fibre into the shower with you for an all natural body scrub.