I cannot tell you how excited I am that I don't have to work on Monday. Seriously, why aren't there more holidays built into the year?! Standard two day weekends just don't cut it. I always feel like one day is dedicated to running errands and the other is for something fun. Don't get me wrong, I like doing my meal planning, grocery shopping, and weekend Target excursions. There is something cathartic about those errands for me, but that doesn't count as something "fun." We all need at least two solid days to do stuff we want to do and not what we have to do. I say we get Saturday for something fun, Sunday for errands, and Monday to recup and mentally prepare for the work week. How can we start this?
I'm pretty lucky to live within a hour of all these amazingly fantastic places.
Any way, not too sure what my rant about weekends and wine has to do with my this post, but this is my something new this week. I tried and made cashew milk for the first time. I first read about cashew milk from Shutterbean and this soup that is on my list to make. Then I saw it in a smoothie and knew I had to try it. I am not the biggest fan of dairy unless its in the ice cream form. I usually eat my granola and make my smoothies with almond milk, so I thought this would be a good alternative. I might just make a batch of just milk sometime soon to have on hand.
Vanilla Cashew Smoothie
Serves 1//Inspired by Whole Living
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 frozen banana, sliced
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon honey
Boil 1/2 cup of water and add that to the cashews. Let them seep for 15 minutes, then blend until smooth. Add 1/4 cup of crushed ice, banana, vanilla, and honey. Blend again until smooth. Serve immediately.