Recently I’ve really jumped on the green smoothie train, especially now that the temperatures are warmer, a green smoothie in the morning seems like the most refreshing way to start the day. I was so happy to realise that my auntie is also smoothie mad like me and she makes one every morning before work without fail. One of her staple smoothie ingredients is cashew nuts and ginger something that I had never tried before. Fair enough, I’ve tried nut butters in my smoothies a billion times over but was skeptical to see how adding whole nuts would be any different.
Well, after making my first ever smoothie with whole cashew nuts my *mind was blown*! OK, a slight over-exaggeration there, but I was crazy over how super creamy my smoothie had become and now I’m a complete convert.
- 1 apple cored
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 thumb sized piece of ginger
- 1/4 cup cucumber
- 1/4 cup cashew nuts
- 1-2 tbsps . honey or maple syrup
- A handful of spinach
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
Simply put everything in a blender and blitz until smooth
Serve and enjoy!
Add some more almond milk if your blender needs help breaking everything down.
Cucumber is another new smoothie ingredient that I keep adding and obsessing over. It doesn’t actually have a strong overall taste, but it gives the smoothing a refreshing coolness that I’ve enjoyed on these warmer mornings. Since they are made up of so much water they’re super hydrating and make a lovely base for smoothies and juices.
I really love the ginger in this smoothie, it gives it a really subtle kick and some heat. Alfie has a cold at the moment so I think I will be making lots of these and loading up on the ginger to help ward off any germs and invest in all that plant power goodness.