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I first found about Joi nutbase on Instagram, and immediately I was intrigued. Joi’s product is a blended nut base, contains only one ingredient, and you only need to add it to water to make some fresh nutmilk. This really came in handy for me during the COVID-19 quarantine, when it was difficult to find almond milk at times. It can also be used to create other recipes like dairy-free sauces, soups, and ice creams.
The milk of choice in our house is almond milk, but I’m often frustrated by the price and the added ingredients. Joi’s pricing is the equivalent of paying $2.86 per quart, and it doesn’t contain any questionable additives. It’s shelf stable, so the container doesn’t require refrigeration, and you can make as much milk as you need. It occasionally takes my family a while to use a whole carton of almond milk, and I like that I can make what we need with this without wasting anything.
The nut bases are available in four options: almond, cashew, organic almond, and organic cashew. A 15 ounce jar of almond nut base sells for $19.99, and they offer discounts when you purchase a subscription for auto ship, multiple jars, or the 8 pound pail. You can also find it on Amazon for a couple of dollars more.
My favorite way to use Joi is in smoothies, as shown here in my Vegan Dragonfruit Raspberry Smoothie: