You know those Sundays when you don't set your alarm, you let your body wake up to the sounds of birds and the warmth of sunshine radiating over your body? Those Sundays when you don't get out of your pajamas. You grab a good book, you do some cooking, sip on cups of tea. Those are the best! Far too often we find ourselves waking up and rushing. Rushing to get to work or to an appointment. This is why Sundays are my favorite. There are no obligations and I get to bask in the laziness of the day. This past weekend, was one of those days. We slept in, made a delicious brunch and lounged around the house. 3 o'clock hit and I was hungry and craving something sweet. I threw together this delicious, creamy smoothie. It reminded me of peach ice cream (even though there isn't an ounce of peaches in it, go figure.) I say we have more days like this!
1 cup homemade nut milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen apricots (I got mine at Trader Joe's)
1/3 cup frozen figs
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein (if making vegan, sub plant based option)
large handful of raw cashews
1/2 tsp moringa
handful of ice
Throw everything into a high speed blender (i use a vitamix on the smoothie setting). Blend until smooth, poor into a cup and top with dried super berry mix and candied ginger. Sitting in the sun and soaking up all that natural vitamin D while sipping away is optional, but highly recommended.
Variation: follow the recipe as written and pour into popsicle mold. Freeze several hours until solid and enjoy.