Yes, this Creamy Dreamy Strawberry Smoothie is non-dairy and non-soy, but tastes so creamy you’d never know it. I am a sucker for a creamy smoothie, especially where strawberries are involved, and I need my smoothie to pack a nutritional punch. This strawberry smoothie really kills it on all angles. I use pure natural maple syrup as a sweetener as it tastes awesome. I get a little excited when I think about this baby because it is my decadent delicious smoothie dream come to life and is filled with nutrients. The soaked cashew nuts really ramp up the creaminess levels.
To get maximum nutrients from the cashew nuts and to make them more digestible and soft,I soak the cashews for 4 hours first, then rinse them well. I then throw them in the blender with 3/4 cup filtered water, toss in the rest of the ingredients for the smoothie and blend. It really is that easy. One of the best things about this smoothie, besides the fantastic flavor, is the nutritional content. This baby is packed with Vitamin C, and about 30% of your daily magnesium, manganese and phosphorus requirements. It also contains a good amount of copper, selenium, vitamin B6 and vitamin K. The golden flax seed flakes give it a whopping boost of omega 3, fibre and protein. It is a great meal replacement if you want to load up on vitamins and minerals.
It also keeps you satisfied. You won’t feel like eating for a while after this creamy nutrient stacked smoothie – love it, love it, love it!
Just search golden flax seed flakes in your area to work out where to get them. I find them in the major supermarkets.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (keeps the smoothie cold and thick)
- ¼ cup raw cashew nuts (soak in water for 4 hrs or overnight, then rinse before using)
- ¾ cup filtered water
- 1 tablespoon golden flax flakes ( ground golden flaxseed crushed)
- 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
- Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend.
- Keep blending until mixture is smooth and turns to a nice soft pink colour.
Approximate Nutrition values (not exact) without MS:
389 calories (add an extra 52 cals for maple syrup)
20 grams fat
8.25 grams fibre (mainly comes from the flax flakes and strawberries)
12 grams sugar (add another 12grams for the maple syrup)
(You can subsitute a natural sweetener for the MS)