This protein packed cashew and banana smoothie is a new take on one I usually make with almond butter that my daughter loves. It is super simple using almond butter, spinach, banana and almond milk along with a little ice fro blending.
With this months Whole Foods Ambassador theme being all about smoothies it only seemed fitting play around with the recipe. I wish to thank Whole Foods for supplying me with a gift card to purchase the ingredients.
I found this cashew butter at Costco and have fallen in love with it so I thought it only fitting to swap out the almond butter for the cashew. If you are not fan of cashews, you can certainly use almond butter, peanut butter or any other nut butter you like.
Adding the avocado adds essential healthy fats and makes the smoothy creamy. The protein powder boost the protein content. Any protein powder will work so feel free to use your favorite one.
Any chance to add greens to a smoothie is a great way to boost the nutritional content.
In addition to my recipe for this Protein Packed Cashew and Banana Smoothie there are some additional smoothie recipes from Whole Foods Market.
Protein Packed Cashew and Banana Smoothie
Yield: 6 Cups
2 Cups Almond Milk
2 Cups Fresh Spinach
4 Tablespoons Cashew Butter
2 Scoops Protein Powder (optional)
2 1/2 Cups Ice
Pour almond milk in blender add banana, spinach, avocado, cashew butter, protein powder and ice. Blend until smooth. Starting with the liquids on the bottom makes blending the smoothie easier.
Whole Foods developed an interactive tool for you to see the macros of your blend – check it out here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/smoothie
Sunrise Breakfast Smoothie: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/sunrise-breakfast-smoothie
Get Your Greens Smoothie: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/get-your-greens-smoothie
Sweet Potato & Coconut Smoothie: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/sweet-potato-coconut-smoothie