So far, Brazil nut milk is the best replacement for dairy milk I’ve found.
It’s creamy, smooth, and tastes amazing! It tastes more like cream than milk, yet it’s not so heavy that it makes you feel sick. You can also adjust how heavy it is by adjusting the amount of water you use in your recipe.
The good thing about Brazil nuts, is they are — by far — the biggest source of selenium there is. When it comes to boosting your selenium levels, no single food source even comes close to Brazil nuts.
What’s so good about selenium?
Studies show that selenium is linked to elevated testosterone levels.
Most cases of low testosterone are caused by low levels of one or more compounds that are needed to produce testosterone, one of which is selenium.
Since selenium is so rarely available in most foods these days (due to increasingly depleted selenium levels in western soil), boosting selenium through Brazil nut consumption, is an almost sure-fire way to boost testosterone in most guys.
And it’s not just the selenium.
Brazil nuts are a great all-round health food, with high levels of good stuff like…
Brazil nuts improve your cholesterol profile, thereby reducing your risk of having a heart attack. The healthy bio-active natural cholesterol in brazil nuts also helps boost testosterone (believe it or not, cholesterol is an important building-block for testosterone).
Brazil nuts are filled with antioxidants known for protecting your sensitive testosterone molecules from oxidization. Recent studies also show that certain antioxidants will stimulate the leydig cells to produce more testosterone.
Brazil nuts are packed with the most bio-active form of Arginine. Arginine increases your nitric oxide levels. When it comes to your sexual function as a man, nitric oxide plays just an important a role as testosterone.
Nitric oxide opens up your blood vessels, leading to more blood flow to the genitals.
All that needs to be said here is that Viagra works by boosting nitric oxide levels (Brazil nuts have a longstanding reputation as an aphrodisiac).
So, it’s safe to say that having more brazil nuts in your diet — by helping boost testosterone and nitric oxide levels — will help you to lose your man boobs and boost your health, while also improving your performance in the bedroom.
What’s really cool is you get to enjoy all these powerful health benefits, not by stuffing disgusting broccoli or Brussels sprouts down your throat, but by drinking one of the most delicious drinks you’ve ever tasted.
Unfortunately, you probably won’t find any all-natural Brazil nut milks in the stores or ready-made online. Maybe someone will put something out there in the future, but for now, you’re going to have to make your own.
The good news is Brazil nut milk is very easy to make.
How To Make Brazil Nut Milk
- 2 cups brazil nuts
- 1 vanilla bean (optional for added flavor)
- 4 cups water (less if you want a thicker more creamy concoction)
- Pinch of sea-salt (this really helps boost the flavor)
- Blender. You can either go for a blender with a glass jar like this one or a high powered plastic blender like this one. MoreYou might want to use a glass blender to avoid estrogenic chemicals like BPA from leaking into your milk. But it’s not a big deal, because the milk isn’t in contact with the blender for very long. A high powered blender would give your milk a better consistency, but unfortunately, high powered blenders are usually made of plastic. This is because at high speeds, the inside of a glass container may get chipped, and swallowing glass shards can kill. Ideally they’d make a high powered blender with stainless steel, but I’m yet to find one. So it’s up to you which you choose. If you can afford it, then I would go for the high powered blender.
- Cheese cloth or nut milk bag. I prefer to use a nut milk bag, it makes the process MUCH easier and far less messy. Here’s a good one. MoreIf you don’t have a nut milk bag or cheese cloth to hand and don’t want to wait to order/buy one, you can use a fine mesh strainer or clean tea towel.
- Large bowl
- Glass jar for storage. I recommend at least a 1 liter (33.75 oz) capacity, like this one.
- Soak brazil nuts and vanilla bean in a large bowl of water for 8 hours. Leave them in the refrigerator to avoid fermentation. If you’re in a rush, you can soak them for as little as an hour, or not even soak them at all.
- Discard soaking water, and rinse brazil nuts and vanilla bean
- Blend brazil nuts, vanilla bean, and 4 cups of water in a blender
- Use a nut milk bag to strain the pulp out from the milk, discard pulp or set aside for another use
- Store milk in a glass jar in the refrigerator
Extra Tips & Notes:
- I try to get my monies worth, so I really like to strain every last drop of milk I can from those nuts. This means you’ll have to get your hands dirty, with the milk seeping between your fingers into the bowl. For a more hygienic approach that increases shelf-life, strain while using a food preparation glove, or simply use a food bag in place of a glove (put your hand inside the food bag, so only the food bag comes in contact with the milk, not the bacteria on your hand).
- Use within a week.
- Give the milk a quick shake every time you use it since the water separates from the fat. I like to turn the bottle upside down and back upright a few times.
- Other things you can add for a different flavor, include half a teaspoon’s worth of cinnamon, vanilla powder (instead of vanilla pods), or one or two dates.
- You can use this very same recipe/technique to make other nut milks like almond milk.
Here’s a good video that shows you how it’s done: