This is quickly becoming a winter favorite smoothie for its creamy texture and calorie dense meal quality. Also perfect after a workout.
makes 2 servings, or one big enough for a meal replacement.
2 cups almond milk, coconut water (or favorite non dairy milk)
1/4-1/2 Cup raw cashews (depending on preferred creaminess) Soak cashews overnight for added smoothness.
2-4 dates or 2 TBSP date crumbles/pieces (sweetness to taste)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 inch cube of fresh ginger
1/2 inch cube of fresh turmeric
pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves (to taste) or try 1/8-1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice.
pinch of sea salt (to taste)
several pinches of fresh ground black pepper
Add all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
Additional add-ins to boost your smoothie and keep it interesting:
1 TBSP sunflower seed or almond butter
1 TBSP ground flax meal, flax oil or coconut oil
1 stalk of fresh kale
1 TBSP raw cacao