I have noticed a trend with almost every single smoothie recipe.
They are all thickened the same ways.
And that’s about it.
Well, the other day, I really randomly found out otherwise.
I was in the middle of making a smoothie when I really wanted to add a cashew flavor to it.
My instincts told me to throw in cashew butter… which I did not have at that moment.
But what if I just threw cashews in?
I figured the worst that could happen would be chunks of cashews on the bottom of my smoothie cup.
A risk I was willing to take.
So I took my strawberry banana smoothie, and added in a handful of cashews.
After blending for about a minute, I poured the smoothie out to reveal the thickest smoothie I have ever made before (without ANY xanthan gum!).
I later researched online to find out I’m not the only person who has done this before. Apparently the mix of the nuts with the liquid makes almost a “nut cream.”
All I know is it tastes absolutely amazing.
I have only tried this with cashew, let me know if you’ve ever tried it with another nut before.