Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Missing Minerals Part II: Cashew Smoothie

To continue with ways to increase missing minerals, an excellent source of magnesium and zinc can be found in cashews.  They can be a great addition to your smoothie in the form of cashew butter or used straight from the package if you own a Vitamix or Blendtec.  Recently, I was given the opportunity to post one of my favorite past time smoothie recipes for Shiloh Farms Blog, one my family and friends enjoy very much!  The recipe itself has too much fat for most GP'ers, but that can easily be reduced by making a few adjustments.  

Strawberry Cashew Coconut Smoothie
6 oz coconut water
1/4 cup lite coconut milk
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
1/2 package of Peter Rabbits Strawberry Banana Blend and 1/2-1 tablespoon of cashew butter
OR (for use with Blendtec/Vitamix)
1/2 banana, 2 strawberries and a few raw cashews (3-4) 

This fruit puree can be found at many stores, including Starbucks now!  If you can't find this particular one, try another fruit puree, juice your strawberries if possible, or just use 1/2 of a banana for a Banana Cashew Coconut Smoothie.

Remember to always start with a small amount when trying something new and sip slowly.  Enjoy!

For more information on food sources of magnesium and zinc go to http://www.livestrong.com/article/40777-foods-high-magnesium-zinc/.

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