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!
This is officially my new spring drink!