Mango Banana Cashew Smoothie

I recommend using frozen bananas and mangoes for a cool frosty consistency.  Perfect for these hazy summer days.  Stay cool and enjoy!

Smoothie - Mango Banana

1 Handful Raw Cashews

1 Chopped Frozen Banana

1 Cup Sliced Frozen Mango

1 Cup Mixed Greens (Baby Kale, Spinach & Chard)

1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk

Food Key

– Cashews: copper, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium, zinc and protein

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

– Mangoes: vitamins A, B6, C, & E, antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, potassium and copper

– Kale: vitamins, A, B6 &C, potassium, copper, folic acid, calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and zinc (MEGA-STACKED!!)

– Spinach: vitamins A, B1,2,3 &6, C, E & K, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, fiber, phosphorous, zinc, protein and selenium (SUPER STACKED!!)

– Chard: vitamins A, B1,2,3 & 6, C, E & K, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, protein, zinc and selenium (MEGA-STACKED!!)

Cashew Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Here’s a delicious smoothie I found on All-Smoothie-Recipes.com.  I hadn’t come across many smoothie recipes with cashews, so I was excited to try this out.  The combo of the cashews, strawberries and banana was pretty awesome.  I used a frozen banana instead of ice.  The honey added some extra sweetness and masked the taste of the maca.  WIN.

Image4 Strawberries

1 Banana (frozen)

1/2 Cup Raw Cashews

1 Tablespoon Honey

1/2 Organic Maca Powder

1 Cup Water

Food Key

– Strawberries: vitamins C & B5, potassium, folic acid and magnesium 

– Cashews: copper, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium, zinc and protein

– Bananas: vitamin B6 & potassium

– Honey: less calories than sugar, source of good carbs for strength and energy, good for digestion

– Maca: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids (MEGA- STACKED!!).  Also a libido booster (OH YEAH!!)