Tropical mango matcha smoothie…cake

tropical mango matcha smoothie cakeDid you know that you can make a cake from a smoothie?! One filled with nutrient rich ingredients, full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties? Craaazy, right? I can imagine your eyes getting bigger already. But it’s true! Just look at the photos and marvel at the healthy beauty presented to you in the shape of a cake.

tropical mango matcha smoothie caketropical mango matcha smoothie cakeWith all my heart, I hereby give you THE SMOOTHIE CAKE. Which as you can imagine can be made of any of your favorite smoothies. Really, any.

tropical mango matcha smoothie cakeFor anyone living in Western Australia, it won’t come as a surprise when I say that this heat is making me lazy. So lazy. I dream only of smoothies, juices, simple 5 minute salads, fresh fruits and raw vegan ice cream. But laziness can lead to genius moments it seems. Like this smoothie cake idea that popped into my head, you guessed it, when I was sipping my morning smoothie today.

tropical mango matcha smoothie caketropical mango matcha smoothie cakeSuch a simple, easy, comfortably lazy, healthy way to prepare a chilled summer treat. Also, such a great way to hide veggies from picky children! Or adults.

tropical mango matcha smoothie cake

Tropical mango matcha smoothie…cake
Author: Chris
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 big smoothie and 1 small cake
Ingredients
  • For the smoothie:
  • A handful of fresh spinach
  • 2 medium-small mango fruits
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup cashew milk (or other nut milk of choice)
  • 2 cm piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea
  • 1 TBSP sweetener of choice (honey / maple syrup)
  • 4 TBSP lemon juice
  • pinch vanilla powder
  • 1 cup water
  • For the base of the cake:
  • 1/2 cup crushed almonds
  • 3 Medjool dates
  • For the filling of the cake:
  • 1 cup of the smoothie
  • 2/3 tsp agar agar + 1/2 cup water
  • To serve: macadamia shavings & fresh mint
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients for the smoothie to a blender and blitz until you get a smooth concoction.
  2. Reserve 1 cup of the smoothie in a bowl and enjoy drinking the rest.
  3. To make the base of the cake, simply mix the dates with the crushed almonds. It can easily be done by hand. Press the mix into a your chosen cake shape, lined with cling film.
  4. To make the filling, add the water with the agar agar to low heat and stir with a whisk until it begins to thicken. It doesn’t need to get to a boil.
  5. Once it begins to slightly thicken (should be around a minute), remove from heat and continue to stir for another minute.
  6. Add the agar agar mix to the smoothie in the bowl and swiftly mix it through with a whisk.
  7. Add the cake filling to the base and place in the fridge.
  8. Can be served in as little as 10 minutes.
  9. Serve chilled.
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