The CGBTP (Cashew, Ginger, Banana, Turmeric, Protein) Smoothie

This is a winter favorite smoothie for its creamy texture and calorie dense nutritional quality. Also perfect after a workout, as a mid morning or between meal snack.

Makes 1 serving

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1 cup almond milk (or favorite non dairy milk)

2 scoops (1 serving) Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein or  BRM Chai Protein (or your favorite brand)

1/2 ripe banana

1 Tablespoon raw cashews (soak cashews overnight for added creaminess)

1 Tablespoon date crumbles/pieces or 1-2 pitted whole dates

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon maca powder

1/2 inch cube of fresh ginger (approx 1 teaspoon)

1/4 inch cube of fresh turmeric or 1/4 teaspoon powder

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

several pinches of fresh ground black pepper

*optional pinch of cardamom, nutmeg and cloves (to taste) 

* optional pinch of sea salt (to taste)


Add all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy

Add water or ice cubes to thin if it is too thick


Additional add-ins to boost your smoothie: 

1 teaspoon sunflower seed or almond butter or peanut butter

1 teaspoon ground flax meal 

fresh kale or spinach

1 carrot

1 tsp raw cacao powder or nibs

1 tsp chia seeds or hemp seeds


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