3/4 cup raw unsalted cashews
3-4 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking cashews
A few drops of monk fruit extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
4 organic ripe strawberries
Place raw cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for at least one hour up to overnight, then drain and rinse. Combine soaked cashews and filtered water in a blender and mix.
Use 3 cups of water to 3/4 cup cashews. Add water in small batches till the texture seems right to you. Blend on low, then slowly raise the speed to high for 1-2 minutes till the milk is completely smooth and no chunks of nuts remain. Add monk fruit sweetener, vanilla and strawberries. Strain milk through a fine mesh strainer, tea towel, cheesecloth or nut bag into a storage container. A nut bag will work best for keeping your milk smooth and chunk-free. I usually strain the milk into a quart mason jar, which works perfectly with the 3 cup to 3/4 cup ratio of water to cashews.
If using a mesh strainer, you will need to move around the solids a bit to let all the milk drip through. Gently stir and move the solids around to make room for the liquid to come through. Similarly, if using a nut bag, you will need to gently squeeze the bag till all of the milk seeps through. Store in a glass jar for up to 5 days and enjoy!