Cool, nice, frosty, cute Friday-type things are on my mind this sunny day as we head into the weekend. Watching (and photographing) my kitty cat roll and tumble in a glossy beam of sunlight spread out over the hardwood floor was just about as serious as my mood wanted to get this morning. So I think today’s whimsical post should match my content and daydream drifting mood.
I hope you have some excellent weekend plans or at least something to catch your breath and make you pause to inhale the sunscreen, coconut butter, watermelon-scented bliss that is summertime.
To inspire a cool down of sorts, here is my latest frosty creation .. Cashew Ripple Strawberry Shake + another look at my favorite smoothie of right now. It’s green. Can you guess it? You probably can since I won’t shut up about it 🙂 .. Oh, and I’ll share those kitty cat photos that delightfully distracted me all morning..
Pink or Green? Choose your shake to fuel your day..
Or Pink Cashew Ripple (shown at top).
I always feel ready for anything when I start the day with my energizing Matcha Chia Shake. (It is my fave shake of right now).
Velvet-y ripples of pink banana-berry frostiness swirling with a rich hint of cashew butter. That creamy nut butter gives this shake an extra dessert-y quality that I totally love. Any nut butter will work.
Cashew Ripple Strawberry Shake
vegan, serves 1-2
¾ – 1 cup soy milk, vanilla
½ cup strawberries, frozen
1 ½ bananas, frozen
1 heaping tablespoon creamy cashew butter, salted (or substitute with almond, peanut, sunflower seed or walnut butter)
optional: ¼ cup frozen watermelon cubes (my secret smoothie ingredient for frosty, light soy shakes)
note: you could switch out the strawberries for any pink or red frozen fruit (watermelon, cherry, raspberry).
1. Add all ingredients to blender – except the cashew butter.
2. Blend from low to high until smooth.
3. When swirling, add the cashew butter. Reserve a small dollop to swirl into the shake after you pour into serving glass.
Serve chilled with a spoon…
And if you are in a more matcha-y mood .. like I ALWAYS am lately. Tr this Secret Ingredient Matcha Shake on for size..