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My Healthy Tasty Lamington Smoothie

HEALTHY LAMINGTON SMOOTHIE

I pretty much love anything that contains chocolate and coconut which is why I’m really excited to be posting this delicious recipe. This smoothie is my latest new creation and my afternoon “pick me up”  when I need something delicious and nutritious. This Lamington inspired smoothie has everything you need to maintain your energy as its full of healthy fats, protein, vitamins, fibre and minerals. If you want this as a breakfast smoothie just omit the raw chocolate sauce in the recipe and add use chocolate protein powder or add 1 generous teaspoon of Naked Chocolate before blending. 

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

Cashew milk as delicious creamy high protein, heart healthy milk that helps boost endorphins and helps reduces stress. This is because they are high in the amino acid tryptophan which helps to make serotonin – the FEEL GOOD hormone responsible for feelings of wellbeing and feeling great! The added frozen banana, protein powder and coconut water makes this a creamy, electrolyte, potassium boosting, high protein snack or meal that’s perfect after a workout.

 

 

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ingredients (Serves 2)

1 cup coconut water (see notes)
1/2  cups cashew milk (which is what I used) or alternatively use almond milk or coconut milk
1 spoonful of protein powder
1/2 – 1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon coconut butter or alternatively use tahini for boosted minerals
1/2  teaspoon vanilla extract
small pinch cinnamon ground
1 cup ice

NAKED CHOCOLATE FUDGE SAUCE (see notes)
1 tablespoon tahini (room temperature)
1 tablespoon extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil (room temperature)
1/2 tablespoon Naked Chocolat or cacao
1 tablespoon freshly boiled water
PS..I didn’t use any sweetener for mine because it was delicious as it is…but you can use…
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup or stevia or raw honey if needed

 

method

MAKE THE CHOCOLATE FUDGE SAUCE FIRST IF USING.

  1. COMBINE tahini, coconut oil and Naked Chocolat into a small cup and mix through until smooth and silky.
  2. TASTE then adjust sweetness if you need it – for me, the smoothie part balances the chocolate addition.
  3. LINE the top and the base of a glass with half of the chocolate fudge sauce. You can dip the top of the glass in coconut if you want to make it fancy.
  4. ADD hot water to the other half of the sauce and mix through – set aside.
  5. COMBINE coconut water, cashew milk, protein powder, banana, coconut butter, vanilla, cinnamon and ice.
  6. BLEND until smooth and creamy.
  7. POUR into the glass then drizzle in the rest of the chocolate sauce.
  8. SERVE immediately and enjoy.
+ notes & inspiration +

You can replace the coconut water with the same amount of cashew milk, almond milk or coconut milk.
I used vanilla protein in mine, however the girls in the office like chocolate.

Freeze the smoothie part into healthy popsicles and then drizzle with chocolate fudge sauce and coconut.

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