I know I'm a little late for Wimbledon, but we still have summer ahead of us to enjoy this beautiful and heavenly Peaches & Strawberry Cream Smoothie. And this really is delightful, so creamy and just sweet enough. It's hard to believe such a simple and short list of ingredients can make such a wonderful and healthy drink. Bliss in a glass.
If you're not familiar with vegan cuisine and preparation, cashews are one of the best ingredients that you can use for creating cream flavours and textures in foods that are remininscent of dairy cream. Except they are much nicer, less rich, better for you, totally absent of cholesterol, and better for cows. So, it's specifically for the 'strawberries and cream' effect that I've used cashews in this smoothie, and they are lovely (if you're allergic to cashews, you could try macadamia nuts instead).
I adore smoothies to start the day with,and tend to have them Monday through to Friday - weekend being saved for veggie fry-ups or veggie sausage and onion butties! But making an effort to get a lot of fresh, raw foods in this way really makes me feel clean inside and healthy.
Anyhow I'm not going to spend too long going all peachy preachy about the joys of a cashew-based smoothie :) Do give it a whirl yourself - it's really gorgeous and I'm sure you will think so.
Peaches & Strawberry Cream Smoothie
Approx 6 large strawberries
1 peach, stoned and quartered
½ cup / 125ml almond milk
3 tablespoons cashews
3 pitted dates
1. First, blend the dates and cashews together in your blender until relatively well ground, then add the almond milk to make a thick, smooth paste.
2. Add the peaches and strawberries and blend until smooth and creamy. Garnish your glass with a strawberry, of desired! And enjoy!