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.
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.
20 grams fat (15.5 monounsaturated)
15 grams carbs
6 grams fibre
10 grams protein
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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
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 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.
by Amanda Garbutt