Mango and Cashew Smoothie

 

I have to admit that I’ve been really missing my holiday sunshine this week, I love being back in London but I’ve been craving warm weather, fresh coconuts and sweet, local mangoes all day, everyday! So since I’ve been back I’ve been trying to get coconut and mango into all my meals, especially my smoothies. This mango and cashew nut smoothie is my absolute favourite at the moment, it’s awesomely simple but so nutritious and absolutely delicious. The mango and banana blend together to make something incredibly sweet and creamy, the spinach then blends in subtly to add tons of goodness while also turning the whole thing a beautiful vibrant green. I also add cashews to increase the thickness to make it taste a little milkshake-like, and also to boost the protein levels so that I’m energised all day, and finally a squeeze of lime to spice it up a little. This will seriously start your day off absolutely amazingly and you’ll be bouncing around your kitchen as you sip on it. As the liquid you can use either water, almond milk or coconut water, they’re all equally awesome so use whatever is easiest for you – almond milk is the creamiest though, so it’s probably my favourite.

Serves 2

– 1 mango

– 2 ripe bananas

– 2 cups of spinach

– 1/2 a cup of cashew nuts

– 2 cups of almond milk, coconut water or water

– 1 lime

Optional: a tablespoon of chia seeds

 

If you can then leave the cashews to soak in a glass of water overnight, then in the morning drain them and add them to your blender once you’re ready to make your smoothie. If you don’t have time don’t worry though, if you have a strong blender it should still be able to blend the cashews into a smooth, creamy deliciousness!

Once you’re ready to make your smoothie, peel the mango and then add it’s flesh (discarding the stone) to your blender with the banana, spinach, cashews and lime juice.

Blend until smooth and creamy.

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  • Julie

    Hi Ella ! How long can I conserve smoothies ? I’m gonna try this as soon as possible! Thanks :-)

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  • ellawoodward

    If you keep them in a sealed container then a day or two should be fine in the fridge

  • olga martín

    Hi Ella! Do you think this smoothie will work without the bananas? Thanks!

  • ellawoodward

    The texture will be very different and not so thick but it will still work!

  • Rebecca Thompson

    I added bee pollen… delish!

  • Joanie Turgeon

    Sipping on this at the moment. This is the creamiest & dreamiest thing ever. Now my favourite breakfast smoothie. Thank you Ella!

  • marlene

    hi ella, where are your nice bracelets from?

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Marlene, I actually got them as gifts from friends. Have a lovely day x

  • Sarah-Jane Monaghan

    I jsut made it this morning with my Nutri bullet, i probably should have halfed the ingredients because of the size but worked in the end.
    i made mine a bit to thick but added lots of cocnut water to it after and it was delish. Love it :)

  • Becca

    I made this after my morning run today and it was fab, so creamy and filling. I didn’t have any cashews so used 100% cashew butter instead and popped a bit of kale in it too as I had some leftover and it came out great! Thanks for all the amazing recipes Ella, you’re a real inspritation!

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Clare, I personally get much more use from my blender rather than my juicer as I love making things like smoothies, soups and dips in my blender. You can add spinach and kale into your smoothies. If you don’t want them too thick you can just add more water and even strain the pulp. You can read all about my favourite blender recommendations here. http://deliciouslyella.com/kitchen-equipment-choosing-a-blender/

    • clare

      Okiedikidokie I’ll go with the blender for now then thanks! It’s just because my friend just got me a juice-book to cheer me up. I reckon I can still do all the good recipes in a blender like you said though! Enjoy the rest of the holiday if you’re still on it. Keep glowing!

  • Hazel Joannides

    Made mine with coconut milk today – probably the yummiest smoothy I ever had, so much so I had to make two batches after my 3 and 6 year old stole the first lot from me! x