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Virtual Vegan Potluck: Walnut Milk & Walnut Date Smoothies


I couldn’t miss being in my second Virtual Vegan Potluck Day, along with around 170 other bloggers, from all around the world. I hope if you enjoy this post/recipe you might consider taking a peek at some of the other posts out there today as well! The buttons at the end of my post will help you along in the circle. Also, be sure to check the companies and peeps sponsoring this “get together”!


Walnut Milk


  • 1 cup raw walnut halves or pieces
  • 1 Tbsp raw agave nectar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch fine sea salt


Rinse the walnuts, add to a bowl and cover with filtered water. Cover and let rest for 12 hours, or overnight. Drain, rinse well and shake off.

Add walnuts to a high-speed mixer (such as a Vitamix) with 3 cups filtered water, agave nectar, vanilla and salt. Process on high until smooth.

Pour through a fine mesh strainer, gently pressing, discard pulp (or dehydrate and use in baking!)

Store for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, shake well before using (separation is normal, just shake covered before using).

Makes about 3 cups milk.


Walnut Date Smoothies


  • 1 cup walnut milk
  • 6 ounce cup vanilla coconut cultured milk
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (6 to 8)
  • 1 small ripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice cubes


Add milk, yogurt, banana, vanilla and cinnamon to a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix), process on high, tamping as needed, till smooth. Add in ice, process on high, tamping until smooth.

Serve with a wide straw.

Serves 1 large or 2 average sized smoothies.


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30 thoughts on “Virtual Vegan Potluck: Walnut Milk & Walnut Date Smoothies

  1. I have raw walnuts in my pantry I have to use! Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this! This will be good for my Day 2 Cleanse! xx

    Happy Virtual Vegan Potluck 3.0 Day!!!!

    ♡ rika, vegan miam
    ★ we travel + eat vegan blog ★

  2. I hope to wake up tomorrow morning and magically have a frosty glass of this by my bedside. But since the dogs don’t know how to work the blender, I will just go ahead and plan to make this. Delish!

  3. That smoothie sounds delicious! I’ve really been into dates lately, so it’s something I’ll definitely be trying.

    1. Just made the smoothie, and it was even better than I had imagined. My only “complaint” is how fast it disappeared! Before I knew it, I was looking into the bottom of my glass wondering where it all went! 😀

  4. Ooh my dear friend: you did it again! Your home-made walnut milk looks amazing & your walnut date smoothy looks so delectable too! 🙂 MMMMMM! I must make them soon! xxxx

  5. I love walnuts and dates and am sure this smoothie would be right up my street. I’ve never had walnut milk before but I wouldn’t be surprised to find that it’s my favourite vegan milk substitute. Lovely recipe!

  6. This sounds so refreshing and delicious! I’ve made many different kinds of nut milks; however, somehow I’ve missed making walnut. I need to remedy that!

  7. Yum! I’ve never tried (or heard of) walnut milk before, but I love almond milk and I love walnuts! I’d like to try this once I get a better blender someday… The smoothie sounds delicious, too. 🙂

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