This is my current breakfast obsession!! The addition of cashews to this smoothie makes the texture so creamy and keeps me full right through the morning. I think the recipe is sweet enough as it is, but feel free to add a couple of dates if you want it a bit sweeter. I love topping this with some oats and almonds because I like a bit of texture and crunch in my smoothies. In the past I have prepared this the night before and left it in the fridge overnight and it is still perfectly delicious the next day! You could change the nuts you use in this recipe if you don’t like cashews, however I think it is the cashews that make this recipe so special. I hope you try this one out!!
If you want to bring this smoothie bowl to the next level top it with my snickers granola (recipe on the blog).... you won't regret it!
RECIPE (Serves 1)
1 cup ice
½ frozen banana
1 cup water
¼ cup milk
2 tbsp cacao
1 serve of vanilla protein powder (I used Tropeka Lean Protein)
1 tbsp psyllium husk
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp maca powder
¼ cup unsalted cashews
1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until it forms a thick texture.
2. Pour into a bowl (I like to use a spatula to get all of the smoothie out).
2. Top with coconut flakes, goji berries or your favourite oats – get creative!
Tip: If the smoothie is not coming together, add a couple of tablespoons of water and blend again. I also recommend putting the liquids in first so that the chia seeds don’t stick to the blender.