June 15, 2012

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


  1. Tim DallingerJune 18, 2012

    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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.