We sure are a country of sweet-tooths – pavlovas, Anzac biscuits and lamingtons are just about the most recognisable Aussie recipes.
Classic recipes have been tried, tested, perfected and passed on for generations. And boy, Granny didn’t skimp on the sugar.
With this in mind, Teresa Cutter — a.k.a. The Healthy Chef — has created three unique twists on the humble lamington – all of which are delicious and just a little bit healthier to boot.
This lamington-inspired smoothie has everything you need to maintain your energy, as it’s 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 chocolate protein powder before blending.
What's great about it
Cashew milk is a heart-healthy milk that helps boost endorphins and helps reduces stress. This is because it's high in the amino acid tryptophan, which helps to make serotonin – the "feel good" hormone. The added frozen banana, protein powder and coconut water makes this a creamy, electrolyte and potassium-boosting, high-protein snack or meal that’s perfect after a workout.
Ingredients (serves two)
1 cup coconut water
1/2 cups cashew milk, 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