The Easiest Way to Make Cashew Milk Suitable for People with Renal Failure

Milk and dairy in general are allergenic foods that may be problematic for many patients including those who suffer from kidney failure. These foods may cause discomfort in the digestive system, malabsorption or even indigestion.
Moreover, dairy products can cause diarrhea, which may lead to a deficiency or imbalance in salts and minerals in the body. Therefore, it is recommended to keep away from milk and dairy, especially that is made of cow milk or powdered milk and to replace it with vegan milk.

Cashew milk for example is a great replacement for cow milk and it can be used in patients with high creatinine and urea levels who are still not undergoing dialysis. Cashew milk is rich in phyto-protein, omega3, vitamin B, potassium, zinc, calcium, in addition to different antioxidants. It also helps balance blood pressure in renal patients.

Preparing cashew milk does not take mush time or effort; on top of that, it is very useful as it can be used in many dishes including desserts, breakfast meals, and pastries. You can also drink it with honey and you can process it into cashew cheese or cashew butter.

Cashew Milk for Patients with Kidney Failure

Category of Food: Beverages/ Desserts

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 8 people

Usage Time/Expiration Time: 3-4 days.

The consistency of cashew milk is similar to that of a cow’s milk. You can control consistency of the milk by adding more or less water to the recipe down below.


  • 2 cups of raw cashews
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tea spoons of liquid vanilla
  • A pinch of cinnamon (optional).

Preparation Method

Put the cashews in a bowl and cover them with water and soak them for 2-8 hours until they become nice and tender and then drain and rinse the cashews.
Add the cashews with 6 cups of water (preferably cool water) and the rest of the ingredients to a food processor and blend for 3 minutes to combine.

Drain the milk into a glass container until you see the pulp, make sure the container is clean and dry; and then store in the fridge.
It is so creamy and luxurious and extra healthy.

Info: Instead of soaking the cashews for 2-8 hours, you can simply put them in a pot, cover them with water and boil for about 10 minutes until they are tender. Both ways work well, but the soaking method results in a slightly creamier milk.
  1. Diversification with food is extremely important for patients with kidney failure, rather than to always repeating the same foods.
  2. You can replace cashew milk with other types of vegan milk such as almond milk or soy milk.

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