The smoothie is perfect for summer and makes a great breakfast, snack, or post work out shake. It's super healthy and raw and vegan! I love blueberries because they're low in sugar and high in fiber and packed with antioxidants. Cashews are great cause they're packed with minerals, protein, good fats, and fiber. What a great way to start your day. I've been having eggs every mourning with veggies because I'm trying to have as little of grains as possible (to increase my insulin and leptin sensitivity). I'm getting bored with having eggs every morning so this is a nice change of pace.
I got the original recipe from the book The Rosedale Diet. I tried it as written and felt it was too watery and didn't have a lot of flavor. I figured the best way to increase the flavor was to add stevia, more blueberries and cashews. I researched recipes and found other recipes called for more fruit, cashews, and less liquid. So I tried my version out and I thought it was much better! I'm planning on experimenting with a cocao (raw chocolate) and strawberry version next, look for that recipe to come.
Blueberry Cashew Smoothie Recipe
(makes 1 1/2-2 cups)
- 1/2 cup of frozen wild or organic blueberries
- 1-2 scoops of vegan protein powder (depending on if you want it as a snack (1 scoop)or a post work out meal or breakfast (2 scoops))
- 1 cups of cold filtered water and a 4-6 ice cubes (can sub coconut or almond milk)
- 1 1/2 tsp stevia (can sub honey or maple syrup)
- 1/3 cup of raw unsalted cashews (soaked for 6 hours or more)
- Place 2 cups of water (or almond milk) into your blender and 1/3 cup of raw cashews and blend until you can't see any ground up cashew bits, it should look like milk.
- Pt 1 1/2 tsp of stevia, 1 to 2 scoops of whey powder, and 1/2 cup of blueberries into the blender and blend until they are hardly any blue specks in the blender anymore from the blueberries and serve.
- 1/4 cup of plain organic pasture raised yogurt
- strawberries, raspberries
- flax meal (1 tablespoon)
Note If your pouring out this drink and notice tiny chunks of cashews (the consistency of nut flours) or blueberries, put it back in the blender and blend some more. This happened to me my first time making it, but was fine after blending it some more
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