As we all know by now, a good day starts with a great breakfast. And this past weekend I played maid of honor at my best friend’s wedding, a day in which we would not only need a good breakfast, but a great one!
One with the power to keep us going ALL day long. With makeup, hair, pictures, ceremonies, receptions and everything else that comes along with such a big day, energy was a must.
As the high matron, I took it upon myself to ensure that all the bridesmaids were ready for the long day ahead of us.
The Solution: A Smoothie
I wanted to prepare something for the bridal party that was celebratory, as a wedding day deserves nothing but celebration. But it needed to be a real breakfast, and I already knew that we would be indulging in more than our fair share of champagne, so I wanted something that would keep us going until we sat down at the head table for the wedding feast.
So in between the makeup session and the salon trip, I stepped away to make us ladies a treat! Blueberries, cashews, coconut milk and honey are all healthy yet perfectly indulgent ingredients for this amazingly special day.
The filling nature of the cashews, paired with the super duper food that is blueberries gave us enough energy to last until the last record was spun and the bouquet had been tossed. I wish I could tell you that I caught the lovely bouquet, but I was far too misty to see anything coming in my direction…weddings do that to me.
But regardless of whether you are attending one of the best days of your best friend’s life or simply looking for a filling and indulgent way to brighten your morning, this smoothie fits the bill!
Blueberry Cashew Smoothie
Makes 4 servings
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ½ cup cashews
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- graham crackers for topping
- 1 tbsp fresh blueberries for garnish
Combine berries and honey or simple syrup, cream cashews and coconut milk in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and top with crushed cookies and fresh blueberries.