Chocolate Cashew Protein Smoothie.

Want a sip?

It’s Friday!  It’s a long weekend and I’m so excited because today we head out to my favorite city, New York, to visit my best friend in the whole world and her family who are going to be there this weekend touring the awesomeness that the city has to offer.  Since getting our puppy in December my trips to New York haven’t happened.  I love NYC in the spring.  I’m also so excited to be surrounded by vegan restaurants to try!  I’m so happy I could burst.

Today I got up at 5 am and headed out for a run knowing I was going to be in the car for a bit today not moving around (I hate that).  I haven’t been feeling my runs lately mostly because the heat and humidity have arrived and I’m so not a fan.  But happily when I stepped outside, I found the weather cool and crisp.  I was thrilled.  I wanted to do 8-10 miles and at a slower pace around 8:30 mm.  I just ran and loved it.  I was faster than I wanted to be but I felt great.  It went pretty fast and I arrived home and couldn’t wait to whip up a smoothie to speed along my recovery and energize me for a long day ahead.

This recipe is super delicious and totally kid-friendly.  It’s packed with protein for muscle recovery and tastes so decadent that it feels like dessert – which it should feel like on a Friday of a long weekend when you’re husband takes Friday off too! Ingredients:

1 cup of unsweetened vanilla cashew or almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon of cashew
2 teaspoons of raw cashews
1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder
1 teaspoon of cacao nibs
1 teaspoon of Enjoy Life vegan chocolate chips (mini) you can use regular if you aren’t looking to do a vegan option. Optional:  Add a few chips for garnish.
3 ice cubes


Add all of the ingredients to your Vitamix or blender and blend until creamy on the smoothie setting.  Pour into a glass and enjoy.


This was my recovery “breakfast” post run.

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Pretty good week total. I have one more day to add to this!!!

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— Knead to Cook


  1. Yum. Never used to be a fan of smoothies but I seem to be having them for breakfast all the time now – adding this one to the list to try. (I take it that the “Tablespoon cashew” means “cashew butter” right?:p)


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