How to make California walnut milk at home?
Soak a cup of untoasted walnuts for 2 hours in 2 cups of water. Strain and rinse walnuts well. Transfer to a blender with 1 cup cold water. Blend on high for a minute. Strain through a muslin cloth till you get an almost dry powdery mass in the muslin cloth after pressing the milk. Transfer in a glass jar and store in the refrigerator. This gives you 2 cups of home-pressed California walnut milk!
Flesh from half a mango (reserving a few slices to garnish)
1 small piece of fresh turmeric
Half a banana
200ml coconut milk
Squeeze of lime juice (plus a little zest to garnish)
8 California walnut halves
A handful of raspberries and blueberries
1 passion fruit
1 tablespoon of coconut flakes
- Place the mango, turmeric, banana and coconut milk into a blender and blitz until smooth. Add lime juice to taste and blend again until combined.
2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and garnish with the reserved mango, berries, walnuts, passion fruit, lime zest and coconut flakes.
By Chef Sabyasachi Gorai