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Creamy Cashew Cardamom Fig Smoothie

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Yield: 2 small OR 1 large smoothie 1x

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Ingredients

FOR SMOOTHIE:

  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup water (or milk of any kind)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds (I use THIS brand)
  • 1 frozen banana (OR 1/2 cup steamed and frozen cauliflower) **see note below
  • 2 figs, halved
  • 1/81/4 tsp cardamom powder (like this)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract OR 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (I use THIS)
  • 3 ice cubes, optional
  • honey or maple syrup as needed *** see note below

EXTRAS:

  • 1 fig thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp berry chia jam OR any jam that you have (I used THIS recipe)
  • frozen berries

Instructions

Place all smoothie ingredients (except for sweetener) in blender and process until creamy smooth. Start with 1/8 teaspoon of cardamom.  Taste and adjust for cardamom and add extra sweetener if desired.

Gently place thinly sliced fig onto inside of a dry glass, layer optional jam at bottom of glass and pour smoothie on top. Garnish with frozen berries. Enjoy!


Notes

** to prepare cauliflower for use in smoothies, steam florets until just barely fork tender.  Cool and place in freezer until ready to use.

*** if using banana, you probably won’t need additional sweetener.  I tend to add 1 tsp of raw honey if using steamed/frozen cauliflower.

**** to get fig to stick to glass, thinly slice fig and gently place slice on inside of VERY dry glass. Pour smoothie slowly in.