Nut Milk Smoothies

Smoothies based on nut milks

Cherry Blossom Shake

This delicious shake may be just what you need to realize that Spring is indeed on the way. Sweetened with dates, yacon powder and lucuma, this delicious shake take no time to make if you already have some Mighty Brazil Nut Milk on hand!

Ingredients
- 2 cups Mighty Brazil Nut Milk*
- 3 bananas, frozen
- 1/2 T yacon powder
- 1 t lucuma
- 1 c. dark cherries, frozen and unsweetened
- 4 dates, or agave nectar

Directions
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.

Mango Chia Milk

Mango smoothies are always so delightful, and chia seeds take them to the next level by adding healthy omega 3 fatty acids and calcium. The recipe calls for frozen fruits, so that the liquid does not heat up during the relatively lengthy blending time.

Ingredients: (serves 2)
- 2 T chia seeds
- 2 cups water
- 3 T agave nectar or raw honey
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 t lucuma powder (optional)

Directions
- Blend everything in a powerful blender for at least 2 minutes.

Strawberry Chia Milk

Do you remember the strawberry milk we used to drink when we were kids? This is the grown up version, healthier, fresher, and even more delicious. The recipe calls for frozen fruits, so that the liquid does not heat up during the relatively lengthy blending time.

Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 T chia seeds
- 2 cups water
- 3 T agave nectar or raw honey
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/2 t lucuma powder

Directions
- Blend everything in a powerful blender for at least 2 minutes.

Creamy Lucuma Almond Milk

Nut milks are already creamy and dreamy, but did you know lucuma could take them to the next level? Add a little lucuma powder to your smoothies and shakes, and experience a whole new dimension of smoothness.

Ingredients (serves 2-3)
- 1 cups raw almonds, soaked
- 3 cups water
- 2 T dark agave nectar
- 1 T lucuma

Directions
- Blend the almonds and water together until smooth, about one minute.
- Strain the liquid through a nut milk bag, discard the pulp, and rinse the blender.

Banana Foster Brazil Nut Shake

A super tasty and impressive caramel flavored banana milkshake with bits of chocolate chips floating throughout. Make sure to scrape the sides of the glass as you drink for even more chocolate! Be sure to use a good caramel extract as poor quality ones can lend a harsh taste to the drink. Otherwise, just use vanilla extract, or more vanilla bean. Serves 2.

Ingredients:
- 3 frozen bananas, small
- 1 T agave nectar + 3/4 t caramel extract
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- 2 c. Mighty Brazil nut milk*
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 T agave nectar

Directions:

Fertility Goddess Smoothie

A true fertility potion, this smoothie features maca and Brazil nuts, both known for increasing fertility in both men and women, and strawberries, rich in PEA, also known as the "molecule of love". Perfect for Valentine's Day with a piece of raw chocolate, or any day of the year!

Ingredients:
- 4 cups strawberries, whole, preferably semi-thawed
- 2 bananas, ripe
- 2 T maca
- 2 cups Brazil nut milk*
- 1 T agave nectar

Directions:
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Makes 2 large servings or 4 small ones. You can also use fresh strawberries and frozen bananas instead.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Another delicious way to drink more selenium-rich Brazil nut mik! This smoothie features fragrant cinnamon, sweet vanilla and other delightful ingredients. So much better than a cinnamon roll!

Ingredients:
- 2 cups Brazil nut milk (blend 2/3 c. Brazil nuts and a little vanilla bean with 2 cups water and 2 T agave nectar. Strain.)
- 1 piece vanilla bean (about 1 inch)
- 2 T agave nectar
- 1 t cinnamon
- 3 small frozen bananas
- Dark syrup such as agave nectar or yacon syrup.

Directions:

Brazil Nut Superfood Smoothie

This is one of Matthew's favorite smoothie, and is sure to win over your reluctant male relatives! Cacao provides magnesium, minerals and antioxidants, Brazil nut milk brings a punch of selenium and protein, and maca balances our hormones and heals our adrenals.

Ingredients:

- 2 cups Brazil nut milk
- 3 small bananas, frozen
- 3 T raw cacao powder
- 1 T raw maca
- 1 T organic bee pollen (optional)
- 1 T rawagave nectar

Directions:

Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth, about 1 minute.

Protein and Iron Smoothie

This recipe provides 30% of the FDA's daily protein and iron requirement, as well as more than 300% of our vitamin C needs, thus enhancing our body's ability to absorb iron. It is full of fiber and provides 25% of our daily folate requirement. Folate is an important nutrient for pregnant moms. Last, but not least it's creamy and delicious!

Ingredients: (Serves 2)
- 4 cup sliced, strawberries
- 2 large bananas, frozen*
- ¼ cup hemp seeds (more if you love hemp seeds!)
- ½ to 1 cup water
- Agave nectar or honey to taste, depending on the fruits' sweetness

Directions:

Power Hemp Smoothie

This recipe is inspired by one posted by Pure Jeevan. Before I tried it, I wondered if the end product would be gritty, or if it would be sweet enough. But this smoothie is nothing short of amazing! Packed with electrolytes from the coconuts, complete protein from the hemp, vitamins and potassium from the bananas, this is an amazing smoothie during physically challenging days - or just when you're craving something rich and delicious!

Ingredients: (serves 2)
- 2 young coconuts, flesh and water *
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/4 cup hemp protein powder

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