Creamy Cashew Caramel Smoothie (vegan, gluten-free)
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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Cashew Caramel Smoothie

This creamy cashew caramel smoothie is comforting, creamy, frosty, and sweet. It's enough to make me slow down, sip, and just appreciate all of its goodness. As with most smoothies, it's also the easiest thing to make. Simply add a frozen banana (keep 'em spotty, please -- easier to digest), raw cashews, dates, water, ice, and a pinch of sea salt to a blender. Blend on high for a quick 2-3 minutes or until the mixture is super smooth, pour into a glass, drop a straw in, and drink it up. I'll be honest, this one traverses into dessert territory with its caramel-like flavor and sweetness, so it teeters perfectly between meal categories (e.g., breakfast, snack, dessert). Just the way I like my smoothies.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Servings: 1
Author: Ashley Melillo | Blissful Basil

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews*
  • 2-3 medjool dates, pitted
  • optional: 1/16 teaspoon sea salt**

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender, and blend on high for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Add in more ice, if desired, and blend again.

Notes

*If you don't have a high-powered blender, I recommend soaking the cashews in hot water for 30 to 45 minutes before blending.
**The sea salt brings out the sweetness and adds a salted-caramel vibe to this smoothie.