Cashew protein shake is a creamy spicy milkshake that will take your energy sky high and help you replenish and recover from a strenuous workout or just a busy day. Dairy-free, vegan and no banana.
This Cashew protein shake is a creamy spicy milkshake. This healthy frosty treat can serve two purposes - one, to wipe out your next milkshake craving, and two, to refuel your body and replenish your muscles with the perfect post-workout meal!
- Rolled Oats
- Dairy-free Milk
- Nut Butter
- Chia Seeds
- Maple Syrup or Dates
- Cacao or Chocolate
- Cinnamon and Vanilla
How to Make This
1. Soak and rinse the cashews
2. Blend all ingredients until creamy.
3. Enjoy right away or refrigerator for 24 hours. Or freeze in ice cube trays to be blended again later.
How Healthy It Is
What you eat after your workout affects the success of your next one. Maybe you already know that.
After a workout, your muscles are depleted of glycogen, and have damaged protein. So you must restore and rebuild! That means eat protein, carbs and healthy fats.
Not a bucketful, but enough to kick off the restoration and building of your muscles so they will be fixed up and ready for the next workout! And you should eat it in a form that is quick to digest so the healing can begin fast.
This shake has those three elements. Protein and healthy fat from the cashew cream. Carbs from the rolled oats. And tons of other nutrients, including antioxidants and mood-boosting magnesium from the cacao nibs! And don't forget the cinnamon.
Apart from adding a delicious spicy sparkle, cinnamon adds blood sugar control -use Ceylon. It has the least amount of coumarin, a substance that is toxic and found in higher levels in other cinnamon types, especially Saigon.
And one more pro-tip for an awesome flavor - use a high quality vanilla. I use powder, but scrapping vanilla pods might be better, if you can. The vanilla here really boosts the flavor of all other ingredients.
So whether you want the best post-workout snack, or just frosty glass of deliciousness, I think you'll love this shake! And your next workout will thank you for it. Let's make it!
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Cashew Protein Shake
- Soak and rinse the cashews
- Blend all ingredients until creamy.
- Enjoy right away or refrigerator for 24 hours. Or freeze in ice cube trays to be blended again later.