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Creamy Cashew & Pineapple Green Smoothie

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Take your usual green smoothie to the next level by adding soaked cashews. It’s an extra step but worth the effort — the blended cashews create a creamy texture (without any dairy) while adding...


Ingredients

    • ½ cup cashews 
    • 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen (see Chef Tips) 
    • 1 cup kale, de-stemmed and torn into pieces 
    • ½ medium apple, cut into chunks 
    • 1 ½ – 2 cups milk (dairy or plant-based) 
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Nutrition Facts

Calories

337 cals

Fat

20 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

10 g

Carbohydrates

34 g

Sugar

22 g

Fiber

4 g

Protein

11 g

Sodium

61 mg

Directions

  1. Place the cashews in a bowl or small container and add enough water to cover them by a half-inch. Transfer to the fridge to soak overnight (see Chef Tips). 
  2. Drain the water from the cashews. Add all ingredients, including 1 ½ cups of milk, to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Add another ½ cup of milk to thin the smoothie if needed. 
  3. Serve immediately. 

Chef Tips

Swap the pineapple chunks with frozen fruit of your choice. Using frozen fruit instead of ice is a great way to get texture without diluting the flavor of smoothies. 

If you’re short on time, soak the cashews at room temperature for 2-3 hours to soften them.  

Registered Dietitian Approved

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