Pecan-Orange Milk (Dairy Free)

Pecan-Orange Milk (Dairy Free) - Quirky Cooking

Okay, don’t die of shock, but here’s another recipe – two in two days!! This is just a little one… I was going to post it on my Quirky Cooking Facebook Page but sometimes my ‘little recipes’ get a bit lost over there, never to be found again. A bit like yesterday’s recipe, which was nearly lost in my handbag, and I’ve been strongly encouraged by Helene of Super Kitchen Machine to use ‘post-it’ notes for my scribbles, not scraps of shopping lists, so that doesn’t happen again! (You’ve got to see her hilarious video here; so funny!)

This is a ‘juice’ I’ve been making for years, with many variations. Change it around with:
– raw cashews or blanched almonds or a handful of fresh coconut (or dry shredded coconut) instead of pecans;
– fresh pineapple or grapefruit or tangellos instead of the oranges;
– a raw egg added for extra protein;
– a big handful or two of raw baby spinach or other greens.

It’s a great way to start off the day – the enzymes and vitamin C in the fresh fruit and the minerals and protein in the nuts make a great combination! It’s thick and creamy like a smoothie, but without the dairy. If you like it sweeter, add a little raw honey. If you want it thinner, just add a little more water. Hope you like it!

Pecan-Orange Milk (Dairy Free) - Quirky Cooking 
Pecan-Orange Milk (Dairy Free)
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  1. 3 or 4 peeled oranges, depending on size (or grapefruit, or pineapple)
  2. a couple of handfuls of raw pecans (or raw cashews, blanched almonds or fresh coconut)
  3. a couple of handfuls of ice cubes
  4. 100g water
  1. Toss all ingredients into your Thermomix bowl
  2. Whiz it all up on speed 9 for 2 minutes. Add some more water if you want it thinner, or a little honey or agave syrup if you want it sweeter.
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13 thoughts on “Pecan-Orange Milk (Dairy Free)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jo – we had this for breakfast – YUM! I had to use cashew nuts instead of pecans though as I needed all my pecans for the bread! I remembered reading on your blog once about putting a bit of peel in with juices, so I did and balanced it out with some agave syrup. This will no doubt be a regular breaky drink in our household whilst oranges are in abundance!

  2. Amanda says:

    Loving the look of this one, Jo!
    A perfect way to use some of the fantastic Australian oranges that are around now so very cheaply ‘cos the growers have had a bumper year and need to sell them all now.
    Also very handy for the big pack of raw cashews I bought the other day for a reason which promptly slipped my mind!
    Brekky tomorrow I think.

  3. Jo Whitton says:

    Thanks Bee & Amanda! Wasn’t Helene’s video too funny, Bee?! Amanda, it IS a great way to use up a surplus of oranges – which is why I made it the other day, then thought I should share it! I also have lots of pecans so I used them, but raw cashews are lovely in it too!! Hope you like it!
    Jo xx

  4. Jo Whitton says:

    Oh, Amanda, if you still need something else to make with those cashews, try the Creamy Hot Chocolate which is made on cashew milk – to die for!!! 😀
    Jo xx

  5. Amanda says:

    Enjoyed this for breakfast this morning – what a great drink. Now that the weather is a little bit warmer a cold drink to start the day is not so intimidating.
    I will be trying the hot choc next, thanks Jo.

  6. Su Chin says:

    Great! I’ve been making smoothies for my in laws, and will add blanched almonds. Actually, with oranges, I find it easier to just peel it with my fingers, after quartering it. I’m just too lazy to use a knife, removing the skin.

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