Raw Wednesday – An upside down pineapple cake smoothie

This week for Raw Wednesday I thought I would share with you a recipe for a smoothie I made this week. Smoothies in my house are beginning to orginate from conveneince – that is whatever fruit/veggie combo is on hand. And sometimes they are just fruit smoothies – as a delicios snack or meal.

So here is a recipe from my house to yours. My dear husband says it tasted like a blended upside down pineapple cake – but with that being said you might want to read his comment about how raw food doesn’t ever really taste anything like the what you would expect based on the recipe title. So for instance,  if you find a raw recipe for a hamburger, don’t expect it to taste anything like a hamburger. So you will have to decide for yourself on this one – and if you try it, come back and leave a comment on what you would title it!

Upside Down Pineapple Cake Smoothie 

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1.5 cups grapes
  • 2 oranges – peeled
  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • water to thin to consistency you want – about 1.5-2 cups
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (this isn’t raw, to keep it raw you could try 5-6 soaked dates or raw agave to help sweeten it)

 This makes a lot – it was lunch for both me and my dear husband so you might want to cut the recipe in half. I hope you like it – enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Raw Wednesday – An upside down pineapple cake smoothie

  1. Sounds yummy! Although I’d HAVE to use really fresh pineapple. I do have another question though, why do the cashews have to be soaked? And how long do they need to be soaked? I’m thinking that the soaking helps soften them to make them easier to blend. Next time pineapples go on sale we will be making this one for sure!

    1. The soak time for cashews is quick – you just need just about 20 minutes. You are right, it makes them softer and easier to blend – getting a creamier consistency to your smoothie.

      We always pick up fresh pineapple from Sams – nearly every weekend. They are about $3 here at Sams, compared to about $5 at the grocery store.

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