If you make your own almond milk (or want to start), you are going to love this smoothie! We make a few batches of almond milk every week, which Ash uses every morning for his coffees and I make cacao milkshakes with. See here to learn how to make almond milk.
Although fresh almond milk tastes awesome and isn’t that hard to make, it does require some forethought and preparation. You need to soak the almonds overnight, rinse them, blend them and strain them.
But what if you forget to soak the almonds? Well, you’re kind of screwed if you are relying on just fresh almond milk and not cartons.
That’s why I love this smoothie. Brazil nuts make great milk, no soaking or straining required!
I am using this raw, vegan protein powder to help my digestive system recover from the celiac. Protein helps rebuild cells, and while I definitely think a plant based diet is enough protein, I am going to use the extra protein boost to help me heal from the celiac quicker.
This smoothie is so perfect for breakfast and will keep you feeling full for hours! I drink this before my daily green smoothie.
- Add water, brazil nuts, medjool dates and chia seeds to the blender (I use a Vitamix). Let that soak for about 10 minutes.
- Add protein powder, banana, ice and blend.