Benefits of Nut Milks
Beverages like almond and coconut milk are becoming more popular. Here’s what you need to know about the nutritional benefits of nut milks
Best nut milk for: A protein boost (when it’s homemade)
The great thing about cashew milk is that it’s easy to make the homemade version. Because cashews naturally turn creamy when soaked overnight and blended with water, you don’t have to strain the pulp like you do when you make other varieties of homemade nut milk (just blend the recipe ingredients and drink!).
This makes it the winner when it comes to protein. If you use one cup of cashews in your homemade cashew milk, for example, there will be about 18g of protein in the batch (whereas there’s only one gram of protein in one cup of the packaged variety).
If you opt to go the packaged route, popular brands of cashew milk have many of the same nutritional perks as almond and coconut milk, in that they’re often fortified with calcium, vitamin D and B12, among other nutrients.