For the past few weeks things have been a bit..blah around here. I’ve felt very uninspired to cook anything that requires any patience or attention, especially after all my apple-related bakings ended up failing miserably. So I’ve been keeping things simple, done batch cooking and prepared a few things from other people’s recipes, which is so great. I’m sure my baking groove will come back at some point after it’s done with whatever holiday it’s on.
But one thing that I’ve been craving for lately is all things yellow! And orange. Sometimes I get these cravings towards a certain color and most of the times it’s green or pink, but usually autumn makes me want to have all things yellow and orange. Also, this is the time of year that my dry skin and eczema like to make their appearance and my skin seems to love everything with loads of beta-carotene (hello mangos and carrots). I’ve also been adding my intake of healthy fats like avocados, olive and hemp seed oil, and different nuts and it really seems to make a difference!
So this smoothie is just a simple combo of the things I like at the moment: mango, banana, cashews and my favorite – sea buckthorn juice. I’m a true sea buckthorn advocate and love its tart and sour flavor. When I need a pick-me-up I’ll by a bottle of the juice and take it as shots or use in smoothies, but I usually have some berries in the freezer and dried sea buckthorn powder in the cupboards too. It’s a true powerhouse of vitamins and combined with creamy cashews and sweet fruit it makes this smoothie taste like sunshine. And a good boost of inner sunshine never hurts :) Have a lovely week friends, hope you’re doing well! xo
Mango, Banana & Cashew Smoothie for Inner Sunshine
notes: I like to soak my cashews, as it makes the smoothie more creamy, easier to blend, and easier to digest. just place the cashews into a bowl, cover with water, soak for at least 4 hours or overnight, and rinse before preparing the smoothie. easy!
1 large banana
1 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight
1/3 cup sea buckthorn juice (or sea buckthorn berries or 1 tbsp dried sea buckthorn powder)
1 cup plant-based milk
a small pinch of vanilla powder
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Divide the smoothie into two glasses, garnish with some berries if you like, and enjoy!
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