Super Smoothie Time

Chia, Recipes and Fixations, Smoothies | posted on June 26, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I underwent a detox.  I have not done a juice cleanse in a really long time, and that is not what this was about.  I just had been having a little too much fun, which is never a bad thing when your soul needs to let loose, but sometimes you need to take a break and do some internal body care.  I gave myself four days off from coffee, alcohol, and avoided sugar (it is hard when you own an ice cream store, so I was realistic).  I made this smoothie for myself every night, and it made me feel so good.  I remember that on the last day of my pseudo cleanse, waking up and just feeling so darn good.  I kind of came up with this recipe, which is really done in a casual/haphazard manner, but which I keep going back to again and again.

Combine all or some of the following: 1  banana, 1 handful of blackberries (I keep a bag frozen on hand), 1 tablespoon honey (you might not need it, but it doesn’t hurt), about 12 oz of cashew milk (see below), 1 teaspoon of chia seeds, 1 teaspoon hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon of raw cacao nibs, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, and a few leaves of kale.  Stir in a tablespoon of mulberries for good measure.  For the cashew milk: I take 1/2 cup of raw cashews and leave them in a Ball jar for 4 hours or overnight, then I drain the water and blend with 3-4 cups water.  That is your cashew milk.  That becomes the base for the smoothie.  After that I add everything in and just blend with a few cubes of ice.  Many times I will forget to add one thing or another, or sometimes I add a thing or two.  I like to add fresh strawberries or blueberries, if I have them.  I have also added a few leaves of mint as well.  Feel free to interpret this as you want, but it is a nice combination to keep you feeling good.

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