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Cole and I are big smoothie people. Actually, Cole is the big smoothie person and I just tag along because let’s be honest- if Cole is happy to make them, then I am happy to drink them. ;) We always have our freezer stocked with frozen fruit, so there is always something on hand for a yummy smoothie. Our smoothies usually consist of some sort of fruit, maybe a little spinach for good measure, and some milk to blend it all and make it creamy. We would normally go for skim milk, but lately we’ve been using Silk’s new Creamy Cashew Milk.
Before trying cashew milk, I was definitely a bit skeptical. Was it going to be high in calories, as cashews are? Was it going to be really thick? Would it taste like cashews? I don’t often venture out of the regular cow’s milk comfort zone, so I was a bit wary. Finally I bought some (after hunting through a ton of stores to find out who finally had it- heads up Canada, Thrifty Foods does!) and gave it a try. It is good! Nothing like the rude shock of soy milk when you’re expecting it to taste like regular milk. It’s somewhat creamy, which makes it great for coffee and smoothies, and to me, it tastes quite similar to skim milk. It has no yucky aftertaste, and the best part (and most surprising, for me) is that it has 33% less calories than skim milk. It also has as much calcium as dairy milk, so you’re not missing out by drinking this.
– two medium sized bananas
– a cup of frozen berries (we used a mix of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries)
– a handful of spinach
– enough cashew milk to make it your preferred consistency
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Have you ever tried cashew milk?