What constitutes a better breakfast than some pre-chewed mush, am I right?!?
In all actuality, that pre-chewed mush works to our benefit – when a smoothie such as this is ingested, less energy is required for digestion, meaning the body can use that energy on productive things, such as writing, doing that thing you’ve been putting off for two weeks, or better yet, binge watching Netflix.
This smoothie features my newfound favorite thing of all time: cashew butter, roasted and salted to be specific. I fell in love with cashew butter, because 1. I’m obsessed with homemade nut butters 2. Cashews are the most affordable nuts (aside from peanuts) 3. I needed a replacement for mixed nut butter, which is a certified wallet drainer since I eat nut butter in massive quantities on the daily.
Follow the directions of this post to make your own cashew butter.
Accompanying coffee & nature’s energy bar – the banana – healthy fats & protein from chia, flax, cashews, and soy milk, make this smoothie the perfect way to release some intestinal tension and fuel your body.
Recently, I discovered that when paired with fats, caffeine’s effects are utilized to the fullest potential, thus deeming organic coffee and cashew butter a match made in heaven.
If coffee’s not your thing, check out our avocado matcha super smoothie!
Sweet & Salty Coffee Smoothie
Easy to make, creamy, breakfast smoothie.
- 1 medium-ripe banana (lightly browned)
- 3/4 c ice*
- 1/2 c soy milk
- 1/3 c freshly brewed coffee
- 2 tbs salted cashew butter
- 1 tbs flax meal
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Stevia or maple syrup to taste
- Starting with 1 tbs of maple syrup or 5-10 drops of stevia extract, combine all ingredients in blender and blitz on high until smooth and creamy.
- Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. If it’s too thick, add more soy milk, if it’s too thin, add more cashew butter and/or flax meal.
*Ever wondered how to measure ice? The most effective method is to measure out your liquids in a large measuring cup, add ice, then observe how much liquid has been displaced. For example, if you want to measure out 1 cup of ice in a recipe that calls for 1 cup of soy milk, measure out the soy milk then add ice until the liquid is level with the 2 cup mark.