peach cardamom smoothie


Peaches are in season here in Texas, and I’m on a bit of a cardamom binge, so this slightly exotic-tasting smoothie is the result of those two circumstances. Anytime I add cardamom to something, it tastes a little exotic to me, but that’s probably because I grew up in a home where cinnamon was about as flashy as it got when it came to spices. With a medjool date added to sweeten, this smoothie becomes even more extravagant; a tablespoon of roasted cashew butter brings it all back down to earth. If you love peaches so much that you’d move to the country to eat a lot of peaches, then this is the smoothie for you. 

Peach Cardamom Smoothie

1 cup whole milk (see note below)
1 tablespoon roasted cashew butter
1 medjool date, pitt removed
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 small frozen banana, cut into 2-inch pieces
1-1/2 cup frozen peaches, cut into 2-inch pieces

(Note: I prefer using raw goat or cow’s milk, or a homemade non-dairy nut milk such as almond, cashew, or coconut, for their superior nutritive qualities and absence of questionable additives. If you have milk or nut sensitivities, a quality whey or vegetable protein powder are good substitutes).

Put all ingredients, in order listed, into a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.

Makes about 2-1/2 cups

4 thoughts on “peach cardamom smoothie

  1. Unsolicted suggestion- if you replaced the milk with a quality whey isolate protein powder, you could avoid the milk sugar lactose for which many people have sensitivities.

    Hope all is well with ya’ll. Love the blog.

    • Hi Tim,

      thanks for the input-glad you enjoy the blog! I added your suggestion for protein powder-I actually use a vegetable protein in George’s smoothies since he doesn’t tolerate lactose well. Hope all is well with you too!

  2. Cardamon is a fairly new spice for me. I haven’t had a chance to use it that much. I like the idea of putting in my smoothy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Chuck,

      you’re welcome! If you can buy whole cardamom (buying in bulk is a cheap way to go), and grind it at home, the freshly ground stuff has an amazing perfume.

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