I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen since beginning this New Year’s Juicing Challenge. A lot. I can spend anywhere from 1 to 2 1/2 hours in the afternoon or evening washing, peeling, chopping, bagging, and then I make a dinner juice for the evening. Then I clean the juicer.
In the morning I make 3 different juices to take to work. I have the juicing part down to 30 minutes. The juicing itself doesn’t take that long. It’s washing the juicer between each batch that is beginning to drive me up the wall.
I also lack a garbage disposal in my baby NYC kitchen, so my dirty juicing parts swim in a pulpy sludge making the cleaning process even more complicated.
I am getting so tired of this process! I’m definitely not tired of the drinking process, just the preparing process. So I’ve turned to my favorite juice shop in Manhattan. Organic Avenue.
Organic Avenue had a New Year’s sale that I’ve been watching for the past 2 weeks. 30% off any of their cleanses. So at the peak of my kitchen frustration, I got out my receipts for two weeks of produce and figured out just how much I’ve been spending on juicing. With my mad math skills I learned that yes, it is cheaper to juice on my own, but only 5 dollars cheaper ($10 if you factor in a tip for the delivery guy). YES, there is a delivery guy!
So I made the decision. For the next 7 days someone will bring 7 bottles of juice daily to my home before I leave for work. No washing, peeling, chopping, pulpy sludge draining will be happening for an entire week. Mentally, I need this break. I’m putting a $10 per day price tag on my sanity.
You don’t even need a nut milk bag. This is pretty much nuts and seeds blended into a creamy milk.
A glass before bed and I sleep like a baby.
Cashew Hemp Milk
- 1 c. raw cashews, soaked 4 hours
- 1/3 c. hemp seeds
- 2 T. chia seeds
- 6 c. filtered water
- 5 dates
- pinch of seasalt
1. Soak cashews for 4 hours or overnight.
2. Drain cashews and rinse well.
3. Put 6 cups of filtered water in a Vitamix or high-powered blender and drop in 5 dates allowing them to soften in the water for 10-20 minutes.
4. Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.
Yields 7 cups
***Money saving tip: Buy raw cashew pieces for recipes like this. They’re cheaper and they’re going to be crushed anyway!
- What is your favorite nut milk?
- Have you ever made cashew milk?
- Would you pay to have fresh juice delivered daily?