My apologies, but I realized I did not include this particular smoothie in this summer's Smoothie Series, and it's one of my favorites. Below you will find a recipe for a delicious green smoothie that is sweet and healthy as well as a recipe for making your own cashew milk. Ta da!
Banana with Dates, Spinach, and Homemade Cashew Milk
1 cup of homemade cashew milk (see below)
3 pitted dates
1 frozen banana
1 handful of organic spinach
juice of 1 lime
Cashew Milk (adapted from recipe courtesy of Katherine McCord)
½ cup raw cashews soaked in 1 cup of water over night (ie. plan ahead)
2 cups water (or 1 cup water and 1 cup coconut water)
1 ½ teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon agave (or 1 teaspoon if you use coconut oil)
Drain the soaked cashews. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy.