Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vegan Malted Frostie and Kale Lemonade

I've been experimenting with juice and smoothie combinations lately.  Here are two that are packed with antioxidants but taste like decadent treats.

Despite the fact that the weather was a bit frosty on the day I took this photo, one sip of this green lemonade had me dreaming of summer days.  Even those who don't usually like greens will find this refreshing..

Kale lemonade

2 servings

3 kale leaves
3 sweet apples
1/2 lemon, unpeeled

Juice the 3 ingredients and serve over ice.

This vegan smoothie is thick and creamy thanks to the raw cashews and the maca root powder gives it a malty soda shop taste.

Vegan Malted Frostie

makes 2 servings

1/2 cup raw cashews
1 cup cold filtered water
1 banana (frozen if you have it, but fresh works too)
1 cup ice cubes
1 tablespoon maca powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cardamom or nutmeg
2 tablespoons maple syrup, agave nectar or stevia to taste
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
small handful of spinach (you'll never know it's in there, I promise)

In a high speed blender, blend the cashews, filtered water and banana until smooth.  Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend again until smooth and frothy.  

I hope you try one or both of these recipes.  

Thanks for reading!

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