Okay, I know I said I have a surprise for you guys at the end of this post, but don’t be a spoil sport and skip ahead. Okay? mmmm kay.
Because it would be a real shame to skip this awesome smoothie in order to get to the surprise.
You guys, I call this a smoothie because, well…smoothie sounds healthier than milkshake, and technically there is not dairy milk in this, nor ice cream, so it is definitely a smoothie! Go with me on this one… you will be glad you did.
This “smoothie” has a coconut milk base, which means my husband did not like it. But if you like coconut, you should enjoy this! It has sweetened shredded coconut too, which means you need a high power blender, like a Blendtec, otherwise it might be texturally frustrating. Is that a phrase I can use? I just mean if you don’t like texture in your smoothie, blend well!
This smoothie also has cashews. My favorite nut. And caramel. I love caramel so much that I figured it was time to put it in a smoothie. I also added tofu. I know I am crazy. But you guys, it is such an awesome way to add protein and get a creaminess without adding dairy! But feel free to skip it and use vanilla greek yogurt or something else to achieve the same creaminess if you want.
Caramel, coconut, and cashews just go together so well. Like so well. Like they should write poems and sonnets about the delectable deliciousness of this combo. Mmmmm. So stick them all in a blender, and you get a dessert smoothie!
A rich, delicious, nutty, smoothie. I had to make a few versions, trying to get it right. The first one had way too much coconut, and not nearly enough caramel. But I think I got the proportions right, but please feel free to adjust to your preference.
So let’s get to this recipe so you can get to the surprise!
Caramel, Coconut, Cashew Smoothie
- 2 1/2 cups ice cubes
- 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
- 3-4 Tbs caramel sauce
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup roasted salted cashews
- 6 ounces firm tofu
- Put all ingredients in your blender, and blend until smooth.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
I teamed up with a group of other bloggers to bring you guys a giveaway that is awesome! You know how I made this awesome smoothie in a blender? A Blendtec blender! Well, I love my Blendtec, and even though I gave one away in January, I think it is time for another one. So, now you have the chance to win one too. Entry is easy, so enter to win below.
Giveaway starts Monday, Feb. 27th at 5AM MST and closes May 4th at 11:59PM.
Winner will have 48 hours to confirm, or another winner will be chosen.
*Blendtec is responsible for prize fulfillment.
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