Creamy Cashew + Turmeric Ginger Chai Spiced Smoothie

This is quickly becoming a winter favorite smoothie for its creamy texture and calorie dense meal quality. Also perfect after a workout.

Ingredients

makes 2 servings, or one big enough for a meal replacement.

2 cups almond milk, coconut water (or favorite non dairy milk)

One banana

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 carrot

1 TBSP raw cacao

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