Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mango-Cardamon Smoothie

It has been over two weeks now and I'm still sick with my cold.  I actually think that it has turned into bronchitis or something and a trip to the doctor's office is in my near future.  Anyway, totally bums me out...I'm so over it!  So the last thing I wanted to do was cook tonight and so made myself a delicious and healthy smoothie.  I could drink this smoothie anytime, day or night--it's that good, plus it really helps soothe my sore throat and my hacking cough.


1/4 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight, drained
5 dates, pitted, roughly chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen mango
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cardamon
1 1/2 cups filtered water
1 cup crushed ice
Note:  Instead of using raw almonds and the water, you can use 1 1/2 cups already prepared almond milk.  Just look for a low sugar version, or cut back on the dates or it might be too sweet.

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high-speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Garnish with additional cardamon and a mint sprig.

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