Orange Banana Holy Basil Smoothie

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Feb. 07, 2018

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Ingredients

Non dairy milk
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Raw cashews 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) , soaked (in water)
Dates 3 Large , soaked (in water)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 Tablespoon (we used meyer lemon)
Coconut yogurt 2 Tablespoon
Frozen bananas 2
Chia seeds 1 Teaspoon , ground
Kale stalks 3 (stem removed)
Mandarin orange 1 , peeled
Smoothie mix 1/2 Teaspoon (Organic Traditions Holy Basil Smoothie Booster)

Directions

GETTING READY:

1. Cashews should be soaked for a minimum of one hour, up to overnight in our fridge.

2. Dates can be soaked for 1-3 hours. Make sure to remove any pits.

MAKING:

3. Drain and rinse cashews before adding to blender.

4. Combine all of the ingredients in your blender, and blend on high until smooth.

SERVING:

5. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 2