When I was up at my sisters a few weeks ago, she had me try this yummy combo of Almond Milk and Coconut milk made by Silk. Then, I heard that Silk makes Cashew Milk too. These milk alternatives are awesome for me, because I am trying to decrease my animal products intake. Meat is no problem for me to give up, but dairy is another story. Especially after my last pregnancy, where chocolate milk was a staple.
I have been making all kinds of things with cashews lately. If you have never cooked with pureed cashews, you should give it a try. They make things so creamy. The most recent and delicious cashew recipe that I made was a vegan alternative for Alfredo, from the Isa Does It cookbook.
Now that it is warming up, I am transitioning out of my soup kick, and into the smoothie groove. I prefer cold smoothies to warm meals right now. So look forward to a Summer Smoothie Series coming up. Recipes will be coming all summer long.
Today, I want to share a yummy smoothie recipe with you. I have a hard time calling “smoothie” because it tastes like dessert. It’s made with Silk Cashew Milk so that it has the creaminess that I have been looking for.
Here is how you make it:
- 1 frozen banana (or 2 for a thick version)
- 1 heaping tablespoon cookie butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 8 oz Silk Cashew Milk
- Put all of the ingredients into your BlendTec or blender, Alternate between slow and fast speeds for one minute. Pour into a tall glass or a blender bottle and try not to drink it all in one gulp ;)
Come back and tell us if you try and die over this smoothie slash dessert.
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OK, lastly, you have so see this smoothie video.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.