Smoothie Series: Banana with Dates, Spinach, and Homemade Cashew Milk

by Marisa Olsen in , , ,


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
Serves One

1 cup of homemade cashew milk (see below)
3 pitted dates
1 frozen banana
1 handful of organic spinach 
juice of 1 lime
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.




Cashew Milk (adapted from recipe courtesy of Katherine McCord)
Serves Two

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.