cashew milk

Almond Butter & "Jelly" Smoothie

I like to make smoothies the night before so my mornings are not rushed and crazy. I keep jars around to store them in the fridge. They always “settle” overnight- but just shake it up and it’s great.

1 cup almond/cashew milk

½ cup or blueberries or strawberries

Scoop of vanilla protein powder

¼ cup of almonds or almond butter

Few handfuls of fresh spinach

Handful of ice

Put the ingredients in the blender in this order and blend. If you need more liquid add either the almond milk or the water.  Serves 1-2

If you’ve never used greens in your smoothie- spinach is actually a sweet lettuce and you cannot taste it at all in the smoothie. If you have spinach and it’s going bad, just bag it up in baggies and put it in the freezer.

Cashew "Cheese"

This is great for so many things - on top of roasted veggies, pasta,on pizza, on tacos and this list goes on and on.

Soak 1 cup of cashews for 2+ hours in water. Drain

Add ⅓ cup of nutritional yeast flakes. (These can be found at health food stores like Trader Joe’s or Sprouts)

½ cup of almond/cashew milk.

Teaspoon or two of chopped garlic

Salt and pepper- few shakes

Crushed Red Pepper- few shakes

Squeeze of half a lemon or few drops of lemon essential oil.

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend.

If you want to spice it up, add 1-2 tbl. of red curry paste=really delish!

I always taste it and add ingredients depending on taste and how thick the sauce is.  If I want it “cheesier” I will add more nutritional yeast. If it’s too thick, I’ll add some more almond milk or even water. Needs more of a pop, I’ll add a bit more crushed red pepper. Serves 4-6