Cashew Ginger-Peach Smoothie

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January is officially over, which means the start of a new monthly theme on Como Water. This month’s theme is “Juices, Smoothies, and Superfoods” and I couldn’t be more excited for what I have to share with you (including a number of giveaways)!!!

I’m kicking the month off with a smoothie–made creamy by cashews, made spicy by ginger, and made sweet by peaches. In short–the perfect breakfast or snack! The recipe below makes a really rich smoothie, so rich, it was almost like dessert. If you want something a bit less decadent, I would suggest using 1/2 of the cashews or adding more liquid. I’ve also been playing around with Amazing Grass Flavor Packets. They have a ton of vitamin and minerals and add depth to any smoothie.

Lastly, I’m planning a juice recipe round up for the month. If you have any super yummy juice recipes you’d like to share, leave me a comment with the information and I’ll include you in on the round up that’s scheduled for later in Feb.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Cashew Ginger-Peach Smoothie

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

1 cup raw cashews–soaked overnight in water

1 cup frozen peaches

1-2 tablespoons brown flaxseeds

1/4 -1/3 cup orange juice

1/4 – 1/3 cup almond milk

1-2 tablespoons ginger juice (or to taste)

2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

1 packet Amazing Grass orange dreamsicle drink powder (optional)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

Method:

*Add flaxseeds and soaked cashews to blender. Blend until cashews make a thick paste/meal. Add remaining ingredients to blender. Adjust ginger juice, orange juice, and almond milk to create smoothie of desired thickness. Blend completely and enjoy!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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  1. I love this!!!
    ~Rebecca

  2. I think I am going to have to jump on the smoothie band wagon. So many smoothies sound so much better than the bland foods I eat to keep healthy. This smoothie is one of them, so many flavors in one glass.

  3. What a lovely flavor combination. I have some cashew butter in the house right now.I always have frozen peaches and, boy, do I have oranges at the moment. Think I’ll tweak it by adding yogurt instead of almond milk (always one to use what I have on hand). Thank you.

  4. I’ve been wondering about Amazing Grass because I see it EVERYWHERE! I’m so glad to read that it’s good. Peaches and dreamsicle flavor sounds like heaven to me.

  5. This does look like a delicious way to start your February theme! Your pictures along with the flavor blend does have me wanting to try one. Very creative and refreshing-yum!

  6. Holy flavorfulness! This looks incredible! I am always looking for new smoothie recipes and this will go in the queue for sure.

  7. This sound really Yummy smoothie i like everything in it,creatif idea for smoothie !!

  8. Peach ginger is my favorite yogurt flavor int he world… I almost fell off my swiss ball when I saw the title of this post. I cannot wait to try it! Love all those cashes in it too – must make a grocery run ASAP.

  9. That looks almost like a dessert–so creamy! I just got a whole container of cashews for a veggie dish I was making and will try out your smoothie as well.

  10. Very interesting combo, I bet it tastes as good as it sounds!

  11. Wow, very unique combination of ingredients (and healthy of course!)

  12. Mmmm, I do love smoothies!

  13. wow.. never thought to put cashews in a smoothie!! Really well done. :)

  14. What an interesting smoothie! I bet the cashews make it super-creamy indeed :) How many servings does the recipe make?
    And the flavor packets sound really interesting!

  15. This is really cool, Tiffany. I’m loving it. Sounds thick and filling with plenty of protein. I am going to check out the amazing grass, what else is in there? I remember dreamsicles as a kid they were so good. I think they make a cocktail called that also, hehe. I would like to include a juice to your round up. I have been experimenting lately and my son-in-law after having seen Forks over Knives finally quit eating meat and is the juicer king. I just bought him a book on raw foods of course now they need a dehydrator. Cheers!

    • Yah! Thanks! I will follow up with details re: the round up! 😀

  16. I love cashews, this sounds like a smoothie I might actually like! I am not a big fan of smoothies in general, but all the flavors here sound delicious together!

  17. I always love your unique (sometimes unheard) combination of ingredients to make such a delicious food/drinks!!! Looking forward to drinks as your new theme of the month and what you come up with!

  18. I love the flavor combination in your smoothie! I’m excited to see what you come up with this month for this series!

  19. I want one NOW!! Sorry about that didn’t mean to yell. This is my kind of smoothie and I am going to check out the Amazing Grass packets.

  20. What a healthy and delicious smoothie and this will instantly wake me up in the morning and boost my energy.

  21. Love the theme for the month, Tiffany. I would happily have this for breakfast on a regular basis – like how you’ve added creaminess (and protein) with cashews. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend.

  22. This is really something I have never heard of before. This looks like something to be tried for sure! Lovely pictures.

  23. Ummm, I kinda want to take a bath in this smoothie. Don’t judge me.

    • This comment LITERALLY made me laugh out loud! 😀

  24. Cashews in a smoothie? Yum!

  25. Oh Tiff….this looks awesome! A little bit sweet….a little bit nutty! I love your addition of flaxseeds which are so good for you for so many reasons. I’ve been taking mine in capsule form….but grinding them in smoothies is a pretty smart idea! : )

  26. I love all of the ingredients in this amazing smoothie. I would have never thought to add cashews. Grreat idea. the peaches give it such an inviting color!

    Congrats on the Top 9 today.!

  27. What a great combo Tiff! I love cashews and peaches are my favorite fruit..ginger for hint of spice..yum! Great way to get your proteins and vitamins in! Great job! Congrats on top 9!

  28. This sounds amazing Tiffany! Congrats on Top 9 and thanks again for featuring my guest post, I met lots of new people!!

    • YAH! So did I! 😀

  29. This looks and sounds amazing! I love all the flavors, I wish I could get my act together to try this and remember to soak the nuts over night for the next morning. LOL one of these days!!!

  30. …you put cashews in a smoothie.

    If I divorce Clark Kent, will you marry me?

  31. This looks absolutely delicious!

  32. These pictures look beautiful and that smoothie looks delectable! :)

    • Thanks sweetie!

  33. Congrats on Top 9!

  34. Super smoothie! Congrats on getting Top 9, Tiffany!
    Cashew have such a gorgeous, rich flavor. I’ve never thought to blend it in a smoothie. Great idea!

  35. This sounds delicious Tiffany! Love the combination of ginger and peach but the pecan is a wonderful addition :)!

  36. I’m so ready for more smoothie recipes! This one looks delicious and refreshing!!

  37. Haven’t tried this combination, Tiff…but it sure sounds tasty and refreshing!

  38. Your smoothie looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  39. Thank you everyone for your comments! 😀

  40. Sorry I haven’t stopped by, I have seriously missed out on some delicious posts! This smoothie really sounds like a perfect kick start to any day!! Hugs, Terra