Finally, some good news … a new study has shown it's time to forget the calorie counting and pass the bowl of nuts!
The Uni of Wollongong study has found Australians are missing out on big health benefits – for heart health, diabetes, and weight - simply by failing to eat enough nuts. Most of us need to eat six times as many nuts to reap the health benefits - that's around 9 extra kilos of nuts a year each!
Prep time 5 minutes
Nuts per serve 30g
1/4 cup raw, unsalted cashews
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 small banana
1 cup almond milk or milk of choice (dairy, soy and nut milks all work well)
Place all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Tips: Smoothie can be prepared in advance and stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Recipe can be multiplied as desired.
Substitute blueberries with an equal quantity of another berry.
Recipe and photography by Jennifer Jenner, for Nuts for Life