How epic do you like your smoothie bowls to be? This epic? Blended mango, banana, lacuma, cashew, coconut… topped with fresh mango, strawberries, shredded coconut and my favourite home-made vanilla cashew cream! Dairy-free, gluten free, soy free, raw. Amazing.
Ingredients to blend:
1 ripe mango, chopped (save some for putting on top!)
1 frozen banana
1/3 cup cashews (raw or soaked doesn’t matter, works both ways)
1 serve of vanilla protein powder (I used Passion Projects Vanilla Pea Protein)
1 tsp lacuma powder
150-200mL coconut cream
Pinch of Himalayan salt
Ingredients for topping:
2-4 fresh strawberries, sliced
Few slices of mango
1-2 tbsp shredded coconut
Optional: A big dollop of my vanilla cashew cream
I like to have my smoothie bowls to be complete nutritional meals… a balance of protein, good fats and low-GI carbs. Especially when it’s going to be breakfast! Protein keeps you fuller for longer and helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable. This epic smoothie bowl was beyond amazing. At first glance it may look complex but smoothie bowls couldn’t be more simple to make because you just chuck everything in the blender, put it in a bowl and top it with whatever is on hand.
The lacuma powder goes perfectly with mango and vanilla… and adding in the cashew cream on top is completely optional, but if you’ve got some made up, then trust me on this – it takes it to a whole other dimension – you know that dimension of food-love where your eyes roll to the back of your head?! You can change the toppings to be anything you have on hand, and it would go really well with some of my paleo-granola!
This amount is perfect to share alongside a coffee or a big glass of kombucha and some nuts or suitable toast for breakfast! But if you’re not in the ‘sharing’ mood then it’s a perfect amount to have all to yourself. I think my other half wishes he had a never-ending bowl of this – he gave it a 10/10. It was certainly enough to make the Mango CRAZY! Haha. Enjoy!!
Let’s do this:
Put most of your mango in the blender (save some for the top) along with all your other ingredients, except the toppings of course. The amount of coconut cream you use will depend on how thick you like it. Blend until really nice & smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides.
Add your toppings, and a big dollop of cashew cream if you’re using it. It’s now ready to be devoured!