Creamy strawberry cashew smoothie


I’m loving Spring – blossom, gorgeous flowers, and more sunshine!   Seeing the sun again put me in the mood for refreshing, berry smoothies and I came up with this delicious creamy berry cashew smoothie.

Smoothies can sometimes lack a little substance and leave you feeling hungry soon afterwards, but this smoothie is a good mix of macronutrients and substantial enough as a meal.  Cashew nuts provide some healthy fats, a little fibre and protein. Chia seeds are a good source of fibre too which will help keep you feeling full. The milk and yoghurt provide calcium and protein (and calcium!) and the fruit provides carbohydrates.

I used frozen strawberries for this smoothie, but it would also be yummy with raspberries.

I enjoyed this for a weekend lunch sitting in the sun.  Bliss!

Ingredients for one creamy strawberry cashew smoothie:

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 small banana
30g raw cashew nuts (small handful)
1/2 cup natural unsweetened yoghurt
1/2 cup milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Blend together until smooth and creamy.