Hey, friends! The weather here has been heating up for a while now and we’ve switched a lot of our meals to lighter ones that have more fruits and veggies in them – and don’t require an oven. Smoothies make an awesome summertime snack or breakfast since they are easy, cool, and light, plus the variations are endless!
It’s been a little while since I shared a cool and fruity smoothie recipe here (confession: it’s been a while since I’ve even had a fruit smoothie!) and since smoothies make such an easy summer snack or breakfast, I knew it was time to whip up another smoothie recipe.
Wyman’s of Maine contacted me about creating a recipe using some of their frozen fruit, so I jumped on the chance to share a fun recipe with you, and give away some frozen fruit. The giveaway for the Wyman’s fruit coupons is at the end of the post, so don’t miss it!
For this recipe, I decided to go with the Wyman’s frozen wild blueberries. The first time I used wild blueberries was in my Cinnamon Bun Smoothie Bowl and I after try them out I fell in love with wild blueberries! They are smaller than cultivated blueberries but are higher in antioxidants and they are much more flavorful.
Most wild blueberries are frozen very soon after picking so they are very fresh and maintain their great nutrient value. Wild blueberries are a great source of fiber, manganese, and antioxidants, and are a fun way to get your daily fruit servings. One of my favorite ways to eat blueberries is been to stir them into my oatmeal – so yummy!
The addition of the soaked cashews makes this smoothie taste a little bit like cheesecake! It definitely has a decadent taste without all the added sugar of cheesecake and desserts. I soaked my raw cashews overnight in water and drained the water before mixing them into the smoothie. Cashews will swell up a bit when soaked, so 1/3 cup of soaked cashews is about 1/4 cup of regular dry cashews.
If you want a strictly whole-food and raw smoothie, you can easily achieve this by swapping out the almondmilk for water and using a little less to keep it thicker. I used an unsweetened almond-coconut milk blend to make this one creamier, and I loved it! Unsweetened almond-coconut milk blend is by far my favorite non-dairy milk alternative, it tastes the best to me!
If you want a little protein boost in this smoothie, add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder for a thicker smoothie and quick meal or a post-workout snack.
I’m giving away Wyman’s fruit!
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