Strawberry and Cashew Milk Smoothie
Spring had definitely sprung during my recent visit to the Midtown Farmers Market, and with the warm midmorning air and sunshine, I couldn’t resist buying a flat of fresh, organic strawberries from Rodriguez Farms. An entire flat may seem like a lot to consume before my strawberries start growing fuzz, but I am a prolific smoothie maker when the weather is fine. After hauling my flat home – and admittedly losing a couple strawberries on the way – I took stock of my fridge and decided to try out my newly purchased cashew milk by Silk to make the following strawberry smoothie for breakfast. The result was delicious. I have to say that cashew milk might just be my new favorite nut milk!
Throw everything in a blender and blend until smooth. I love my Vitamix blender because I like my smoothies ultra-smooth, and it pulverizes everything including berry seeds for a wonderfully thick and silky texture similar to Jamba Juice.
To make this smoothie completely dairy-free, substitute a teaspoon of vanilla extract plus a teaspoon of honey for the Greek yogurt. If you stick with the Greek yogurt, I like using this one from Greek Gods because it isn’t fat free (the fat free Greek yogurts that proliferate the grocery aisles seem to always make up for the lack of flavor by packing in tons of added sugar).