Creamy Cashew Shake (Paleo, Vegan)


Adapted from kitchentreaty.com

This shake/smoothie tastes exactly like a vanilla ice-cream float without the sugar rush and unfulfilling calories. The creaminess of this healthier version is due to cashews. Chia and hemp seeds give this drink a protein and fibre boost.

Sansational!

 

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Serves 1 to 2

Ingredients:

1/3 cup cashews
1 banana
2/3 cup coconut water
1 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
A pinch of sea salt
1 cup of ice cubes (5 to 6 large)

 

Directions:

1. Pre-soak the cashews for a few hours or overnight.

2. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. I finally broke down and bought a Vitamix. It is really worth the investment.

 

Sansational tips:

1. Pre-soaking nuts like cashews makes them more digestible.

2. I often prepare my smoothie ingredients in the blender cup the night before and leave in the refrigerator overnight to take out for easy blending in the morning. This makes for a quick grab and go smoothie.