Strawberry Cashew Smoothie.
The best sounding drink right now? Strawberry cashew smoothies. HELLO pink drink.
Yes yes. Super refreshing. Cold. Icy. I mean, it’s snowing… in April… but who cares.
I swear it isn’t weird. It’s super delicious. And look at the color. Millennial pink? I’m just going to go with PINK. When my food is pink (in a good way… ), there is no denying the excitement.
This smoothie! GUESS what? No banana. None.
That’s always the biggest thing you guys ask for – creamy milkshake-like smoothies without bananas. Whether you’re allergic or just can’t stand the taste, I’m always on a mission to make amazing smoothies minus the yellow things.
I love bananas, so I don’t mind them and will use them in just about any flavor. But you always can taste a hint of banana which sometimes doesn’t work. Or maybe you’re just going for a solid different flavor.
What IS in this smoothie to make it have that fabulous texture might freak you out even more. But it’s pretty much flavorless. Like, completely flavorless. It’s frozen cauliflower and it works like a charm. A charm, I tell you!
It’s not the only thing though. I also added a big handful of soaked cashews. They make the drink super creamy. Cashew milk does too – and I love it. I have been using mostly cashew milk for my own smoothies and/or cereal for months because it is deliciously thick. I go back and forth between that and coconut milk. So, so good.
Another thing is hemp seeds, which I find always add some thickening and ice cream-ish texture. They are also flavorless in the smoothie, so this is one heck of a strawberry flavor.
Which is good! At least, for me. I’m a major strawberry freak. They are my favorite fruit of all time.
Yes, my favorites change constantly because I’m a product of the internet generation and live my life around instant gratification. And while I may fall for pineapple or blood orange or watermelon, if you asked? I would always tell you that the classic strawberry is my fave.
Side note: I also really loved any and all artificial strawberry flavors when I was growing up. Like popsicles, gum, all that jazz. Gross but amazing.
For topping, I like a sprinkle of bee pollen. It’s crunchy and perfect. You could also do a drizzle of honey or even some whipped cream, because this practically tastes like dessert.
Seriously, if vegetables looked like this all the time, I’d have no problem. Right?
Oh and P.S. these are my glass straws, which I LOVE. You guys always ask about them and we use them daily. They are the best.
Strawberry Cashew Smoothie
- 1/3 cup unsalted cashews soaked
- 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups frozen cauliflower
- 1 1/2 cups cashew milk
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen plus extra for sprinkle
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- First things first! You want to soak the cashews. They only need a few hours, but I put mine in the fridge overnight and soaked them for about 8 hours. I wouldn't do much longer!
- All all the ingredients to a blender and puree until creamy and smooth. Pour into glasses, top with bee pollen and serve!
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Yay! I have a love for strawberries like you, didn’t matter that it was artificial when I was growing up either. Thank you for making a smoothie that doesn’t have banana in it. My stepdaughter can’t have it anymore and its hard to find a good smoothies without it. I have to say I am a little skeptical about the cauliflower, but if you say you can’t taste, I will trust you. Printing it up now.
Hellooooo this is gorgeous and I NEED IT NOW!
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Hello, fabulous smoothie! Love the use of frozen cauliflower in there. And yeah, I was the same with all the technicolor strawberry junk food back in the day, haha.
Looks delicious and can’t wait to make. Is the frozen cauliflower raw or partially cooked?
What do you soak the cashew in? And is soaking them a must? Could you use cashews right out of the container in this smoothie?
So I’ve been putting cauliflower in my smoothies for almost a year now, but I always steamed and then froze them because I thought it was the only way to ensure it would blend up super smooth! Are you saying frozen raw cauliflower will work the same?! GAME CHANGER.
Also, I SWEAR by hemp hearts in smoothies. So creamy!
You know….the frozen cauliflower is almost so messed up that I have to try it. Who would have ever thought to do that. Ha! I’m gonna give it a go.
Oh yeah, now this is perfection! Love the photos and all the bright color!
Cauliflower?? Interesting…might have to try that.
How do you clean the glass straws? I have straws that came with my Yeti tumblers that are hard plastic and I put them in the dishwasher, but sometimes they do not come clean… I don’t have anything I can stick in there to sort of scrub them…maybe a pipecleaner?
I LOVE THIS!! First of all, I too am a strawberry lover (borderline obsessed, actually), and this recipe is RIGHT up my ally. But the thing I love the most, NO BANANAS! Thank you for doing that, I know they provide the smoothies with a certain consistency, but seriously, if you use bananas, ALL you taste are bananas! Even if there is only a bit size amount!It takes over whatever you are eating. So I love this. And your straws. Thank you thank you!
Thanks for the banana free smoothie! I really dislike bananas & this sounds healthy and amazingly delicious… Genius!
….again with the cauliflower?! Ha,ha,ha.
I’m not a child, but I can only eat so much of it.
But for you, I will try it. ( It does look really yummy)
Besides, my bananas are too green, eck!
Your photographs are simply amazing! Looks so delicious and healthy!
I am a huge fan of your blog.
It is a great friday-inspiration <3
I’m so excited to try cauliflower in a smoothie (and in the recipe you posted before this one), it’s peak cauliflower season here in Australia (since it’s fall/autumn) & there are still a few strawberries around so definitely going to make this ASAP!
I’m speechless! I hate banana in smoothies unless I want a banana smoothie. Cauliflower, genius! I teach Cul Arts to K- 5th grade after school and this is pinned to my board for class. I love surprising them with unique healthy recipes that taste incredible. I follow you for good reason.
Thanks for sharing.
This smoothie blew me and my toddler away! I simplified by substituting the cashew milk and cashews for the equivalent – a scant 2/3 cup of cashews and a scant 1.5 cups of water. I blended those together first (didn’t bother to soak the cashews) and then added the rest of the ingredients. You need a high speed blender to do this, but I highly recommend it. Thanks for the great recipe!
Yum, this looks and sounds so incredible and cashew milk is one of my favorite non-dairy milks!
Drinking this now, and it’s SO DELICIOUS. Tastes like a milkshake! Thanks for the yummy recipe!
I literally never put nuts in my smoothies but it sounds delicious!
Cauliflower? Didn’t see that one coming. It looks great and your pictures are beautiful!
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My husband and I really liked this smoothie – a nice break from kale, and very filling. The cauliflower trick is fantastic, and I will use that in other smoothies. It has a nice nutty flavor in addition to the strawberries. I threw in a few more strawberries, used unsweetened Silk coconut-almond milk (what I had), and skipped the honey and bee pollen – I did not think it needed a bunch of added sweetener. It was very think and creamy; for my taste I suspect you could sub water for the nut milk and be OK. Even so, it’s a lot of calories (about 380 per serving the way I made it) so be warned. It will keep you satisfied though, so it’s a fair trade off.
This was so good! I used almonds because we have a cashew allergy, but it was great! My toddlers loved it, too!
You add cauliflower, that’s interesting.
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I love that pink color! Something about that pink color, hehehe :-D I never tried smoothies with cauliflower in it. Little bit skeptical, but since you say it’s tasteless I will give it a go :-D
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Seriously tastes just like a strawberry milkshake! My kiddo and I slurped these down. So good!!
Do you steam the cauliflower before freezing?