Today, I made these tasty breakfast smoothies. Since I got my Vitamix TNC 5200, I have made my nut milks in this fabulous machine. Using my Vitamix, I didn’t have to strain my cashew pulp. It is all well & finely mixed into the liquid. It has more flavour, more power & is much healthier that way!!
I made a cashew milk like the old way but added 4 large pitted Medjool dates. I made 2 cashew milks, but different from each other!
How I used to make it, you can read it Here!
A few days ago, I made my new Vitamix cashew milk. I used 1 cup of raw cashews, unsalted & placed them in 2 cups water. I placed them in the fridge for at least 7 to 8 hours. The next day, I rinsed & drained them well with clean water. Then, I placed the cashews in my Vitamix & added 4 cups of clean water. I also added 4 large Medjool pitted dates. Place the fitted lid on & turn the machine on, then on variable 1 & turn gradually to 10 & then onto high! Blend for about 1 minute until all is beautifully blended! My cashew milk was ready to drink straight away! It is that easy with a Vitamix 5200! Ooh yeah baby! I never need to strain my pulp anymore unless you want to & want a finer drink with no pulp in it. I made my milk a bit sweet but not too sweet!
I poured it into a 1 liter bottle. It was too much so, I had to drink 1 glass instantly! I produced 5 cups of cashew milk!!
Now, when you place your bottle with fitting lid into the fridge & when it stand there for a while, the milk & cashews will separate a bit so you must shake the bottle well before using it!
The cashew milk will be fine for about 3 to 5 days in the fridge!
Now, 2 days later, I made these fine & tasty very filling breakfast smoothies!
Recipe: For 5 cups or 3 big glasses! I had enough after 1 glass of 330 ml! It is that filling!
1 cup + 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries, diced, stalks removed
2 cups of home-made date sweetened cashew milk
1 cup of ice
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract/ I use home-made
4 tablespoons of a good maple syrup
1. Place all the ingredients in your Vitamix. Place the tamper in place, in the middle of your black fitting lid to push the ingredients down into the blades. Turn machine on, turn variable on 1 gradually turn onto 10 & then turn onto high! Blend for about 1 minute, pushing the tamper down, to the left, to the right & downwards or until it is beautifully combined. Pour into glasses & serve instantly!
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