Brazil Nut Smoothie
It has been crazy around here! The cookbook is in its final stages, and should be released in less than two weeks! I have been pouring all of my energy into the final stages, which has meant the blog has been a little quieter. But that will change tomorrow. All of the recipes and photos will be in the hands of the layout department, and the editor will be hard at work, so I can get back to work, here!
Lately, I have been enjoying Brazil nuts. They have a mild flavor that makes a beautiful nut milk, they can be substituted for almonds in many recipes, and they are on the less expensive side. Nutritionally speaking, they have a high selenium content which qualifies them as a “complete” protein. The fat in nuts are monounsaturated, or the “good” fat that is heart healthy. They also have copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, and vitamin E.
Here is one of my favorite combinations, a cacao and banana smoothie made with Brazil nut milk.
Brazil Nut Milk
- 1 cup Brazil Nuts
- 4 cups Water
Place in high speed blender. Blend well, Pour through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth. Refrigerate. This will only last a few days in the fridge.
Cacao Banana Pick-Me-Up
- 1 cup Brazil Nut Milk
- 1 cup Ice
- 1 Banana
- 1 tablespoon Raw Honey or Agave
- 2 tablespoons Cacao Powder
Place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth.