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Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie

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Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie {Serve Cold or Hot}

Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie made of California walnuts are naturally delicious and super healthy. You can serve them either hot or cold, based on your preferences and/or weather condition. Truly perfect for an on-the-go nutritious snack.

Imagine a snowy, freezing cold winter morning. A cup of steaming hot walnut smoothie not only can warm you up from inside out but also give you satisfying nutrition to kick off a busy day.

Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Served Hot
Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Served Hot

However, when it is scorching hot outside, a frozen walnut smoothie is exactly what you need to fresh up.

Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie served cold
Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie served cold

Walnut Health Benefits

Since ancient time, people have been enjoying walnuts as a healthy and tasty snacking food. TCM {Traditional Chinese Medicine} believes walnuts can support healthy digestive and respiratory systems, as well as brain function.

Roasted Walnuts {quick, easy way using wok over stovetop}
Roasted Walnuts {quick, easy way using wok over stovetop}

TCM especially praises walnut for boosting brain health. Fun fact- when you look at the shelled half walnut, don’t you think it looks like a brain? Western research also suggests that walnut consumption may be associated with improved cognitive function.

Walnut is a well-liked food in China since ancient time. Black sesame and walnut hot cereal is a such traditional breakfast or snack food. Goji berry or red jujube are two popular ingredients that go very well with walnut.

What do you need to make quick easy walnut smoothie?

From key ingredients’ point of view, you will need walnut, for which I am using California walnuts today, organic maple syrup , a splash of vanilla extract, a pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt, or salt of your choice and filtered or boiled room temperature water.

Ingredients for Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie
Ingredients for Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie

How to make hot walnut smoothie?

For hot walnut smoothie, you can start with raw walnut. Wash and rinse well and then add to the blender along with maple syrup, vanilla extract, a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and water.

Add walnut and other ingredients to a blender for walnut smoothie
Add walnut and other ingredients to a blender for walnut smoothie

Blend to smooth and then add and the mixture to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Stir from time to time.

When it is done, serve hot. Enjoy it alone or together with your favorite food such as healthy yummy pancakes, homemade hash browns, blue corn steamed buns, pork steamed buns {Rou Bao Zi}, Red Bean Steamed Buns, or Cong You Bing {Scallion Pancakes}, etc.

Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Hot Version
Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Hot Version

How to make cold walnut smoothie?

For cold walnut smoothie, while it is optional, I recommend roasting or toasting walnut first, Check out how to do so using a wok over stovetop here. You can complete this step in advance, store the cooled roasted walnut in an air-tight glass jar for everyday use.

Whenever you want to make a cold walnut smoothie, just grab some roasted walnuts, add into the blender along with iced water, maple syrup, a splash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.

Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Cold Version
Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Cold Version

You can also add fruit into the cold smoothie for a deluxe version of cold walnut smoothie. Fruits that go well with walnut include banana, apple, and mango.

Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie {Serve Cold or Hot}

Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Recipe {Serve Cold or Hot}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie made of California walnuts are naturally delicious and super healthy. You can serve them either hot or cold, based on your preferences and/or weather condition. Truly perfect for an on-the-go nutritious breakfast or snack.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz california walnuts
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, organic
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 3 cups of water, filtered or boiled
  • 1/2 cup ice, for cold walnut smoothie only

Optional for cold walnut smoothie, add one from below

  • 1/2 apple, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 banana, peeled
  • 1/2 mango, peeled and pitted

Instructions

For Hot Walnut Smoothie:

  1. Wash and rinse the walnut using a strainer.
    Ingredients for Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie
  2. Combine walnut, maple syrup, vanilla extract, Himalayan pink salt, and water in the blender.
    Add walnut and other ingredients to a blender for walnut smoothie
  3. Blend on high speed until smooth.
    Blended walnut and other ingredients for hot walnut smoothie
  4. Pour the mixture into a sauce pan.
    Blended walnut for hot walnut smoothie
  5. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil.
    Boil blended walnut and other ingredient for hot walnut smoothie
  6. Serve hot.
    Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Hot Version

For Cold Walnut Smoothie:

  1. Roast walnut in advance. Check out here to do so via stovetop easy way.
    Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Way}
  2. Wait until walnuts cool to room temperature and then store in an air-tight glass jar for everyday use.
  3. Combine ice, water, walnuts, maple syrup, Himalayan pink salt in the blender.
  4. Add either apple, banana or mango if desired.
  5. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  6. Pour into the glasses and serve.
    Quick Easy Walnut Smoothie Cold Version
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 23gProtein: 6g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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