Happy Saturday! This morning hubby and I got up early to walk before it got hot. It was only 75 degrees, but the humidity was 89% so it was still quite sweltering. When we got done, I just wasn't in the mood for a hot breakfast, so I thought I'd just have some Greek yogurt along with some fresh blueberries. Now, I am normally not a big smoothie type of person because I'd much rather "eat" my food...but as I reached for the big container of Fage Greek yogurt and blueberries, my eye caught the carton of unsweetened Silk cashew milk beside it. I decided that in addition to the enormous amounts of water I had already consumed to rehydrate myself, that maybe this morning, drinking my breakfast might be a good idea. All I can say is....it was JUST what I needed and very satisfying, too. My smoothie consisted of unsweetened cashew milk, Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, chia seeds, a bit of stevia and ice. I loved it. I snapped a quick photo as well as my easy peasy recipe. I used my Vitamix
which has a pre-timed smoothie setting to blend everything, so if you don't have as powerful of a blender, you may want to use crushed ice instead of ice cubes so you don't damage your machine. Enjoy!
Blueberry Chia Smoothie
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cashew milk
1/2 cup fresh blueberries (you can use frozen or other berries)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup ice cubes (or crushed ice)
Add all ingredients to blender container and blend at high speed until thickened, combined and frothy.
Love smoothies, and I've been adding a lot of chia seeds to my breakfast yogurt lately, so this is great!
Hope you enjoy it. I've actually been adding about 1 teaspoon of chia seeds to my weekday breakfast yogurt, too. I eat the individual cups of Fage 2% Greek yogurt and add a teaspoon of chia and sweeten with stevia. I figured it was an easy way to add nutrition and fiber along with a little crunch. I really have enjoyed it, too. :-)
Happy first day of Summer!!!
I make similar smoothies using the unsweetened cashew milk (which I prefer to the almond milk) and Fage yougurt, chia seeds, and sweeten with stevia (sometimes leaves from my stevia plant). I use frozen berries and I also use a frozen, peeled, green banana for the resistant starch (which feeds the gut).
I also make my own milk kefir and use that to make my smoothies!! A friend had extra grains in the refrigerato and shared with me. Now I have plenty of live grains to share!!
This morning's smoothie: 1 1/2 cups milk kefir, 1 frozen green banana, a handfull of carrot greens (I belong to a farm coop and had fresh carrots), half of an avocado, liquid stevia, and some frozen berry mix!! Absolutely delicious!
Happy first day of Summer to you! I agree with you about the cashew milk. I've never been a big fan of almond milk (and I love almonds...go figure). But I find the unsweetened cashew milk the best dairy free substitute for milk or cream. Sometimes when I'm adding cream to a recipe, I will substitute half unsweetened cashew milk. I know about the green bananas and resistant starch but have not yet used them. I assume you peel them before you freeze them?
Your smoothie sounds delicious! I plan to experiment more with smoothies because while I normally prefer to eat/chew my meals, oftentimes in this oppressive heat and humidity I actually prefer a cool and refreshing smoothie...this way I can drink my yogurt, fresh berries, chia seeds, etc. with the cashew milk as the base. Cashew milk is definitely a game changer for me! :-)
I'm with you, GGC,
Cashew milk is the best thing to come along since sliced almond flour bread! ;-)
It really is...it's my favorite dairy milk substitute. :-)
Just made this and really liked it. I added a little Torani vanilla sugar free syrup for the sweetner and it was great. Probably not as healthy as the stevia but easy & good. Now, I am thinking strawberry, blackberry and raspberry are in my future.
Thanks for the recipe!
Glad you enjoyed it. You can add just about anything you like. I'd like to give blackberries a try, too. With the heat we've had, I need to make this again soon! You are very welcome! :-)
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