Cashew nuts have a lovely buttery, sweet and salty taste, an unmistakable shape & are an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals.
Although high in fat, it is the “good” fat, which helps prevent heart disease and reduce the risk of stroke. The fat also helps you feel full and satisfied for longer.
While other nuts, such as almonds, may be higher in protein and fiber, eating nuts like cashews has been linked to cancer prevention, heart health and weight maintenance.
We’ve all heard that carrots are good for your eyes, but it might come as a surprise that cashews are, too. Cashews contain high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, which act as antioxidants. When consumed daily, these antioxidant compounds can protect the eyes from the type of damage that can lead to blindness as we get older.
I freeze all my nuts to keep them fresher for longer, then you can just take a handful out as and when needed.
• 1 cup strawberries
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 cup milk (any type works well)
• 1 cup plain yogurt
• +- 15 cashew nuts
• 1 tablespoon chia seeds
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• ½ cup ice
• 1 cup water