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Smooth Cashew Flax Juice from The Hot Plate

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Posted by : Amanda Garbutt, Wed, Aug 29 2012

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Don’t let the name of this drink throw you off. This creamy meal is sweetened with natural ingredients and gets an added dose of fibre, protein and healthy omega-3 fats from chia or flax seeds. This drink is perfect as a lunch substitution, for a juice cleanse, or post-workout snack.

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This protein-packed cashew juice is a creamy drink that gets its flavour and thickness from whole raw cashews. There are no artificial ingredients and the honey can be swapped for maple syrup or agave for a vegan lunch. Cashews are packed with healthy fats so make sure to portion control when pouring. Aim for 3/4 cup per serving.

 

Nutritional Information:

300 calories

20 grams fat (15.5 monounsaturated)

15 grams carbs

6 grams fibre

10 grams protein

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6

 

Ingredients:

270 grams whole raw cashews

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons ground flax or chia seeds

4 cups cold filtered water

1/2 cup ice cubes

 

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. If too thick, add another 1/2 cup of water until desired consistency. You can strain the juice if you'd like, or drink it as is.

 

 Amanda_GarbuttAmanda Garbutt is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients. 


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