CARAMEL APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE
Serves: 1-2
 
Ingredients
  • Cashew cream, ~1/3 cup
  • a little less than ½ cup cashews (when the cashews are soaked this will be ~1/2 cup cashews)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp organic vanilla powder
  • Smoothie
  • ⅓ cup cashew cream
  • ¼ cup apple sauce (homemade apple sauce recipe here)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 small organic apple
  • 1 tsp Baobab powder (for additional vitamin boost)
  • ½ cup plant based milk (e.g. almond works well)
  • Caramel
  • 4 pitted dates (e.g.medjool)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream (the creamy part of coconut milk)
  • ¼ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • Raw pecan bites
  • ⅓ cup pecan nuts (soaked for 6 hours and dehydrated)
  • ⅓ cup buckwheat groats (soaked overnight in water and apple cider vinegar, dehydrated)
  • 4 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. Preparations, buckwheat groats and pecans: soak buckwheat groats overnight (cover with water and add 1 tsp apple cider vinegar). Soak pecans 6 hours in water and a pinch of salt.
  2. Dehydrate buckwheat groats and pecans in the lowest possible temperature in the oven OR in a dehydrator until dry (in the oven usually takes ~8-12 hours)
  3. Preparations, cashews: soak cashews 4 hours in water and pinch of salt.
  4. Cashew cream: drain and rinse soaked cashews well and blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until a smooth silky consistency achieved. Add more water if needed. *SEE NOTES*
  5. Raw pecan bites: blend all ingredients in a food processor until a sticky dough ball can be formed. Flatten the dough onto a silicone mold (or any tin lined with a parchment paper) and put in the freezer for at least 1 hour before cutting into pieces.
  6. Caramel: blend all ingredients together in a food processor.
  7. Smoothie: blend all smoothie ingredients together in a high-speed blender.
  8. Assembling the smoothie: spread the caramel to the sides of the serving jar before pouring in the smoothie. Pour the smoothie in a jar (or two jars), and add caramel swirls and raw pecan bites on top.
  9. Enjoy the sweet taste!
Notes
If you have a powerful blender (like a Vitamix or similar), you can add the cashew cream ingredients (soaked cashews, water, sweetener and vanilla) at the same time with other smoothie ingredients. If your blender is not very powerful I recommend to make the cashew cream separately in order to make the cream as smooth as possible.
Recipe by My Berry Forest at https://www.myberryforest.com/caramel-apple-pie-smoothie/