Cheeku aka Sapota is one of the most popular tropical fruits in India, Malaysia and Central America. As a child I grew up eating Cheeku almost everyday and when I moved to the US I never saw them, until my recent trip to an international supermarket in NYC, where I found prepackaged Sapota slices. I bought a package and as soon as I had one slice, it reminded me of the fresh ones I used to have at home in India. Cheeku is not only delicious but has AMAZING health benefits. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron and is also an antioxidant and anti – inflammatory. The cheeku-cashew smoothie is super simple and is a perfect post workout or breakfast smoothie to revitalize the body by replenishing energy. The recipe below makes one serving, feel free to double the recipe for more servings.
Wheat germ provides a boost to the immune system and is helpful in cardiovascular health. It also has anti-aging properties, and assists in muscle development and stamina. The nutrients in wheat germs are helpful in digestion, prevent damage to the arteries, and assist in losing weight.
2 Fresh Cheeku/Spota, peeled and sliced
1 Medjool Date
1 Teaspoon Raw Cashews
1/4 Cup Milk, I used cashew milk
1 Teaspoon Wheat Germ
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender for a minute or until everything is creamy. Add more water for a thinner consistency, if needed.
- Serve immediately.