Chocolate Mint Cashew Milk
1 cup raw cashew pieces4 cups of water (plus more for soaking)
4 large pitted dates
3 tablespoons Dutch cocoa powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon mint extract (optional)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Soak cashews in water for at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain cashews in fine mesh strainer and rinse well. To a blender add the cashews, 2 cups of water, dates, cocoa powder, mint extract, and salt. Start on a low setting and increase to high. Blend until cashews are completely pulverized. Blend in an additional 2 cups of water. Pour into jars and refrigerate until cold. Give a good shake before drinking.
*This is the way I like it, but you can add more or less dates, chocolate, and/or salt to make it taste just how you want it to.
*I also like pouring the milk into 8-ounce jars with lids to make them the perfect individual sized portions for an afternoon snack or to grab and go if you're in a hurry, but still want a healthy and delicious snack.