Friday, February 19, 2016

Cashew Date Smoothie

Smoothies are awesome! They make a convenient on-the-go meal, they’re delicious, and you can pack a lot of different nutrients in just one drink. On most days I have a smoothie either for breakfast or for dinner. Usually these contain a variety of fruits and green veggies depending on what I have on hand. But sometimes I like to switch things up and make a protein rich nut smoothie - perfect as a post-workout recovery drink! Pistachios, cashews and almonds are all wonderful options, and in this particular recipe I’ve used cashews as the base, sweetened with dates. You can add some vanilla protein powder, flaxseed or any other nutritional additive you prefer, just taste it as you go and modify quantities accordingly.

Ingredients (2-3 servings)
¼ cup raw cashews
3-6 pitted dates (depending on how sweet you like it)
Pinch of cardamom powder
½ tsp rose water (optional)
6-8 ice cubes
1-2 cup of water (depending on how thick you want it to be)
Additional water for soaking cashews
Honey (optional)
chia seeds (optional)

Soak the cashews and dates in water for at least 2 hours. Scoop them out once soaked and add them to a water, cardamom powder and rose water to a blender and puree the cashews. Once you have a smooth mixture, add the ice cubes and blend. Adjust the number of dates till you achieve desired sweetness. You could also use honey to sweeten the drink.

Serve as is or with chia seeds (pre-soaked) and/or a drizzle of honey.


Note: If you are saving the smoothie for later, keep it refrigerated and shake it before serving as the water might separate.

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