Brewing Happiness // Cashew Cookie Smoothie

I have never thought to put granola on top of a smoothie! This scrumptious cashew cookie smoothie recipe by Haley of Brewing Happiness is AMAZING. I have been all about the almond milk lately, and have yet to try cashew milk. This smoothie makes for a very filling breakfast, OR dessert! It is full of so many healthy fats and proteins that it would also be perfect for a post work out snack. Love the idea of adding lots of toppings on my smoothies from now on!  THANKS HALEY! 

INGREDIENTS

1 frozen banana
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in 2 cups water for 6-8 hours
1/2 cup almond milk (sub cashew milk if you wanna go cashew crazy!) 
3 tablespoons greek yogurt (sub soy yogurt, but make sure it is unsweetened)
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon cashew nut butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

optional toppings
granola
fruit
hemp seeds
chia seeds

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Drain your soaked cashews, and pour them into a blender.
  2. Add all other ingredients, blend until smooth. 
  3. If needed, you can put the smoothie back into the freezer for 10-20 min to let it chill. 
  4. Top with any desired toppings & eat up! 

Be sure to check out more recipes from Haley of Brewing Happiness!