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Often, we are asked, “What sweeteners do you use ?” This question surprises us every time. Nature does it best so why use sweeteners? juice basin blends and smoothies are sweet because we blend medjool dates or bananas. It costs allot more to sweeten a batch of delicious creamy nut blend with natural fruit; however, it taste better and our bodies absorb slow and steady. Our blend delights consist of either almond or cashew nuts.
Almonds are dense in calcium and fiber. They are a good source of vitamin E and magnesium. These blends help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease while protecting against diabetes. Almonds lower blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss. Almonds are not as creamy as cashew nut.
Cashews are rich in copper which eliminates free radicals aiding skin and hair sheen. Cashews possess a healthy balance of fat types — 62 percent of the cashew’s fats are monounsaturated fat (MUFAs), while 18 percent are polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs). The unsaturated fat in cashews is predominantly oleic acid (the same as in olive oil), which promotes strong bones. Cashew consumption leads to lower risk for a variety of diseases – including: cancer, obesity, and heart disease.