Ooooooooh... this drink made with homemade walnut milk is so very good! Two dainty flowers, plucked from my front porch stepping stone walkway to provide a pop of color, is all it needed. I have been reading Rawsome! by Brigitte Mars and have been hanging out in her recipe section for a while, building my repertoire of raw recipes.
Yield: 4 servings
The bananas produce a thick and luscious consistency and the nutmeg and cinnamon provide a flavor reminiscent of holiday eggnog.
1 quart homemade nut milk (I used walnut, but any nut or seed milk will do.)
¼ cup dates, soaked for 20 minutes
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp turmeric
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well.
Note: The turmeric, which contains the antioxidant curcumin, has anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. It is an excellent herb for arthritis, asthma, candida infection, eczema, jaundice, and high cholesterol. It stimulates wound healing and works as an anticoagulant. Turmeric gives skin healthy color and texture by purifying the blood. Walnuts are a good source of protein, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and zinc. The shape and color of foods have a correlation to the food's health benefits. A walnut, for example, is shaped like our brain and is considered brain food. Walnuts are acidifying, as are other nuts, except almonds, so they should not be eaten in large quantities.