Lazy Lady Blueberry Cashew Smoothie

lazy lady blueberry cashew smoothie recipe | will frolic for food lazy lady blueberry cashew smoothie recipe | will frolic for food lazy lady blueberry cashew smoothie recipe | will frolic for food My friend gave me an aloe plant the other day. Which is great because my coffee plant needed a buddy. I feel like my fondness for my plants amounts almost to pet status. At least goldfish status. In my mind I think to myself “if I don’t kill these plants, maybe I can have  kid someday and not ruin it?!?!” No, Renee, that doesn’t make any sense. There’s a big difference between plants and children. (I wish taking care of kids was as easy as taking care of plants.)

You know when you’re hungry in the middle of the day and everything in your house — or in the fridge at work — requires assembly for to be tasty? You’re looking at your pantry and saying to yourself “chickpeas straight out of a can doesn’t sound so bad….” or “What if I eat raw peppers with salad dressing… that doesn’t suck, does it?” or “Dry cereal? I could go with that.” I get so hungry in the middle of the day, open all of my cabinets and my fridge 10 times, pace around…  and then I remember that smoothies exist and they’re fast and you don’t even have to plan. Because frozen banana + 1 other fruit + super foods + water = lunch… er, smoothie. Whatever. Smoothies don’t take much in the way of skill to execute. Which is one of the best things about them. You can be frazzled hungry and convincing yourself that crackers with barbecue sauce probably has some nutritional value (NO). But a smoothie will solve that problem. +100 HP if life was a video game. Or “refresh potion” or something like that. IDK I played pokemon on gameboy once and now I think I know things.

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blueberry-cashew-smoothie-lazy-lady-5089 lazy lady blueberry cashew smoothie recipe | will frolic for food lazy lady blueberry cashew smoothie recipe | will frolic for food So I guess this makes this both a lazy smoothie and an emergency energy re-up smoothie. If you like lots of fruit, this would be great with strawberries, mango, or pineapple added in as well (add 1/4 cup of any of those). You could add coconut milk to make it super creamy and almost any superfood melds well (except spirulina). I suggest lucuma, maca, cacao nibs, and goji.

Speaking of superfoods, here’s a bit about the nutrition in this smoothie: blueberries are antioxidant rich; cashews are chock full of potassium, good fats, and protein; bee pollen has every amino acid necessary for human life i.e. it’s protein rich and also a good source of B-complex and folic acid; hemp is high in protein and good source of Omega-3 fatty acids; and dates, although high in sugar, are another good source of potassium.

 

Lazy Lady Blueberry Cashew Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen banana, chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
  • 1/4 cup "raw" cashews
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 teaspoon local bee pollen
  • 1 medjool date, pitted
  • filtered water

Instructions

  1. Add bananas, blueberries, cashew, hemp hearts, bee pollen, and date to your blender cup. Pour in enough water to almost cover the ingredients (this makes it ice-cream-thick, if you want it thinner pour in enough water to cover the ingredients fully). Blend until creamy and as close to a uniform texture as you can get it. If you're using a Vitamix (lucky you!!!) the cashews will go smooth and everything will come out perfectly even. Otherwise, you may have a little bit of texture from the cashews as they're unslaked. Who cares? This is a lazy smoothie. Drink up!
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Comments

  1. says

    Bahahaha crackers with BBQ sauce!!! If only.
    Crackers with Nutella. That’s the thing. There was a time when we were 13 and we thought we could do that.
    I’m gonna try this! I have been wanting to try cashews in a smoothie for a while!

    • says

      i like how you think. i used to think bread with tomato sauce and melted cheese was the best thing in the world (i was 12). oh how things change. i hope you try this out! cashews + smoothie = rad creaminess.

    • says

      it happens to me almost every day. thus i make smoothies. or avocado toast is a go-to as well. if i’m getting fancy i’ll make a salad or some miso soup with ALL the vegetables and noodles.

  2. says

    To be honest, I’ve had the same thought about eating chickpeas straight out of the can too. I always have to talk myself out of it because I can do better haha. I’ve never thought about putting a nut like cashews into a smoothie, and I may have to try it because I left my bag of chia seeds back at home and need a replacement of some sort!

    • says

      seriously, sometimes it seems like the fastest, healthiest thing, chickpeas out of a can. let me know how you like cashews in your smoothies! i find it makes them feel luxurious. if you have a vitamix, try an all strawberry smoothie with dates, almond milk as a base, and cashews. it tastes like a strawberry milkshake!

    • says

      I was scared to buy plants too! I’m so busy that I forget to water them sometimes… poor plant babies. They spring back mostly. Thankfully they don’t complain when I’m a bad plant mama. I only have two right now, and one of them was a gift, haha. Adopted plants need love too, though.

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