Big fan of walnuts and walnut milk here! Not surprising really since they are one of the healthiest nuts out there.

If you are super lucky you can forage your own walnuts, making them a truly sustainable, local crop for those living in temperate climate zones. (Big shout out for harvesting our own where possible rather than relying on imports and what-not all the blummin’ time). I used to LOVE doing that when I lived in England, however, since moving to Wales I don’t seem to be able to find a walnut tree. In which case I just buy them from the store to make my walnut milk instead.

Impressive omega 3 benefits of walnut milk

I’ll tell ya what tho’… it’s those omega 3 walnut benefits that really get me excited. Omega 3 essential fatty acids are so often lacking in western diets despite the fact that they are much needed for optimal health and wellness.

In addition to that, it has been show scientifically that Omega 3’s are brilliant for brain health (and let’s face it, a lot of us need all the help I can get with that, especially me haha).

Omega 3’s are also excellent for the circulatory system and great for anti-oxidant and mineral levels. So let’s have a quick look at some of these benefits and then we’ll make some ridiculously easy walnut milk together.

How to make walnut milk with a nut milk bag - super easy and healthy by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Walnut milk for brain health

I was amazed to find out that walnuts contain melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland that regulates your sleep-wake cycle, promoting healthy sleep (which in turn supports healthy, alert brain function).

Walnuts are high in vitamin E. This super vitamin E anti-oxidant quality means better brain health. Vitamin E is thought to help prevent oxidative stress and damage in the brain. Low levels of vitamin E have even been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. 

Omega-3 (which is abundant in walnuts) is also known to support brain health in general and improve cognitive function.

Walnuts and support for the circulatory system

Walnuts have the amino acid L-arginine, which is known for supporting the vascular system. The vascular system is better known as the circulation system made up of the vessels responsible for carrying blood and lymph fluid around the body. Arteries and veins within this system transport oxygen and nutrients to the entire body, whilst removing unwanted tissue.

Walnut milk for a healthy heart and cholesterol levels

Walnuts are actually one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acids, in the form of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). Not only does omega-3 support a healthy brain, but ALA is also key in helping the body to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. ALA is excellent for heart health in that it can help to lower blood pressure, prevent heart attacks and reverse atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Another great excuse to make walnut milk!

In addition to that, according to  “Alpha-linolenic acid is thought to decrease the risk of heart disease by helping to maintain normal heart rhythm and heart pumping. It might also reduce blood clots.”

How to make walnut milk with a nut milk bag - super easy and healthy by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Making plant-based walnut milk at home

Walnut Milk is one of the healthiest plant-milks out there. It’s ridiculously easy and offers a lovely way to get a very helpful dose of walnuts in your system. Making milk with walnuts also means that they have already been broken down and are much easier to assimilate into your system (although I would equally recommend using them for other plant-based recipes – such Raw Superfood Brownies and the other decadent deliciousness!).

Soak your walnuts overnight (or for a few hours to soften them). You can also get away with not soaking at all if you’ve forgotten or want to make ‘spur-of-the-moment’ walnut… so there aren’t really any excuses happening here.

You’ll be please to hear that you do not need a fancy high powered blender to make your walnut milk. A cheap inexpensive blender will do just fine.

A nut bag or something similar to make your walnut milk at home?

A nut bag is recommended to strain (or some muslin or cheesecloth), which takes only a minute. Nut milk bags are not expensive. The cloth/cotton/hemp ones are harder to clean. For this reason I recommend a nylon-type nut bag which would last for a very long time (and is super easy to rinse through rapidly after use). See below the recipe for a couple of nut bag link suggestions ideal for walnut or other plant milks like hazelnut milk.

How to make walnut milk with a nut milk bag - super easy and healthy by Anastasia, Kind Earth

How to make walnut milk with a nut milk bag - super easy and healthy by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Making your own walnut milk at home is incredibly satisfying because it connects you with your food at a deeper level. You get to save on nasty throw-away packaging and cartons that come with shop bought milk. The other bonus is that you do away with the need for additives, gels and binders. 

I am often add in a little coconut sugar and vanilla to make it extra posh (but these are entirely optional and can be used according to taste).

Let’s make walnut milk – the recipe and video…

OK, let’s go! Please click on my super fast walnut milk video to see how insanely easy it is to make this milk and let’s make this together!

How to make walnut milk with a nut milk bag - super easy and healthy by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Homemade Creamy Walnut Milk - made easy

Yield: 800ml
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A delicious, creamy, easy homemade walnut milk recipe, using a nut milk bag. Just walnuts and water, with an ​optional dash of vanilla and coconut sugar.


  • 100g (1 cup walnuts)
  • 750ml (3 cups approx) water
  • Dash of vanilla (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar (optional but nice)


  1. Please see my super fast video guide directly above to see how easy this easy first.
  2. Soak the walnuts overnight to soften them of for a few hours. You can also blend without soaking (the nuts are just a little harder that's all) if you forget or don't have time to soak ahead).
  3. Drain and then rinse with water.
  4. Put into a blending jug and then add about 750ml (3 cups approximately) of pure water and then blend for around one minute. This works in a cheap blender or a high powered blender.
  5. Strain the blended milk through a nut bag (see links below) and squeeze.
  6. Pour into a glass bottle, jug or jar. Pop on the lid and then chill it in the fridge.
  7. Enjoy!

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