I just had to post this blueberry smoothie recipe because it is freaking delicious. My usual blueberry smoothie recipe is a banana, frozen blueberries, lots of soymilk, water and ice. But I thought it would be good to try to cut down on the massive amount of soy I’m eating these days, so I tried a new smoothie recipe based on the one in Ani Phyo’s Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Cookbook. And I like this one even better than my usual smoothie. I threw the strawberries in at the last minute because they were just hanging around in the fridge, but I think they totally made this smoothie. Before I put them in, it was a bit too sweet from the dates.
1/2 cup soaked cashews
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 date, pitted
2 – 2.5 cups water*
Variation: Add 2 handfuls of spinach. I couldn’t believe it but I couldn’t even see or taste the spinach and it helps me get my greens!
*Note: These days, I’m liking my smoothies really light, frothy and creamy, so this recipe isn’t thick and frosty like some smoothies. If you want a more substantial smoothie, adjust the proportions of water and ice.
Throw in the vita mix and blend all together!
Next time: I’d make a double batch. This made about two glasses and it’s really light so they went down quick!
I give this smoothie a 5/5 happy monkeys!