I have always been a juicer and did not delve into the world of blending shakes and smoothies until my wife was inspired by my weight loss but did not want to go the juicing route. She decided to buy Dr. Ian Smith's book, "The Shred Power Cleanse: Eat Clean, Get Lean, Burn Fat" and his companion cookbook, "The Shred Diet Cookbook." I was encouraged by this and bought her the Nutri Ninja Pro (BL 450) Blender from Amazon.com.
So there we were, on one part of the counter top she was making smoothies and I was juicing my Kale, apples, celery and other greens. It was not until many months later that I went to a local juice bar and picked up 3 bottles of product. 1 green juice and 2 smoothies including Cashew Milk. I decided that I would start making this myself after walking out of the juice bar having paid $27 for 3 bottles. At $9 dollars a bottle I knew I could inconvenience myself for a little by making them myself. Besides the main ingredients seemed simple enough.
- Raw Cashews
- Pure Vanilla
- Filtered Water
- Coconut Oil
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
This particular recipe is targeted to people that have issues with thyroid. Many of the main ingredients are some of the best foods for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. I am not going to go into the details of each, after all this is a recipe. But here are links to articles to explain the benefit of each of these ingredients. Blueberries, Pineapple, Turmeric, Virgin Coconut Oil, and Cashews.
Cashew Milk with Blueberries, Pineapple, Peaches, Turmeric and Coconut Oil
Serving Size: 32 oz. Fits into two 16 oz Ball Plastic Freezer Jars
- 3/4 Cup - Raw Cashews
- 2 1/4 Cups - Filtered Water ( I distill my water and carbon filter it)
- 2 - Medjool Dates (slice them) (Other dates work fine as well)
- 1/2 tsp - Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbs - Real Maple Syrup or Raw Honey
- 1/4 to 1/2 inch - Fresh Turmeric sliced (Dry Turmeric works well but season to taste)
- Pinch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (Ordinary Sea Salt is ok)
- 1- Whole Peach
- 1/4 cup - Blueberries
- 2 inch - Slice of Pineapple
- 1 Tbs - Virgin Coconut Oil
If you have any questions about this recipe or comments on your results feel free to leave them in the comment section of this post. Below are some of the products I discussed in this post. Not required to purchase but it does give me a little money to keep this blog alive. All of the items I do use