Deciding you want to live a healthy life, have energy, clear skin, and vibrant energy doesn’t mean you need to suddenly only live off green vegetables and quinoa. Yes, there is a learning curve when it comes to learning about recipes that are DELICIOUS and HEALTH-SUPPORTIVE but hey, that’s why I’m here!
Just earlier today Ross asked me how I come up with these sweet treat creations and it goes something like this:
My mind: “I could really go for an ice cream cone or brownie sundae.”
My intuition: “No, you’ll feel like crap later. I know it sounds good now, but trust me it’s not worth it.”
My mind: “Screw you, I want it.”
My intuition: “I got you on this one. Just go to your fridge and see what random healthier alternatives you can throw together.”
And that my friends, is how it happens.
But I digress, let me tell you about this recipe we have here. I’ve been on a nut milk kick for years but only about a month ago did I find out that you can make homemade cashew milk without having to use a nut milk bag to strain it (which in my opinion, is the most annoying step of making homemade nut milk).
So since I discovered that I pretty much always have a huge mason jar of cashew milk sitting in my fridge. And one night, the sweet treat craving hit. And what are 2 staples I always have in my kitchen? BANANAS & CASHEW MILK – voila.
So let’s get to it….here is the most simple and delicious recipe for a dairy free milkshake. I’ll give a few options for variations at the bottom so make sure you read to the end!
- 2 cups cashews (soaked 2 - 3 hours)
- 6 cups of filtered water
- 3 tbsp. organic maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- Blend everything together and store in a mason jar in the fridge.
- Lasts up to 1 week!
- 1 cup cashew milk (see recipe above)
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups ice
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- 2 - 3 squares of dark chocolate
- Blend everything together until the ice becomes smooth & creamy.
- I'm a big fan of the addition of peanut butter AND dark chocolate - try it out several different ways and see which you like best!