A lot of athletes I am currently working with are becoming more health conscious and are always asking for new recipes. This is a recipe I like to recommend as it is so versatile and nutritious. It is a quick, cheap and easy way of snacking between training sessions or as part of a recovery shake.
Cashew nuts are a great source of fat and vegetarian protein which is useful for those endurance athletes striving for a more fat adapted training approach. It is also a healthy snack for health and well-being as it is a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and folic acid. Try it with your children as a healthier home-made version of peanut butter and see how they gobble it up.
– 200g organic cashew nuts
– 100ml filtered water
– 1 tsp coconut oil
– 1/2 tsp sea salt
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
What to do
Personally, I soak the cashew nuts in fresh filtered water over night to soften them. In the morning I drain the nuts and pop them into my new best friend “The Nutribullet” with all the other ingredients and whizz until smooth. This morning I enjoyed some cashew nut butter on fresh toast but when Marco comes back from his 160km bike ride, I will use some of the spread to make a nutritious recovery shake with banana and almond milk.
Note: store the nut butter in an air tight container in the fridge and it should last up to a week; if it doesn’t get eaten before 🙂
Try this recipe and let us know how you enjoy yours!