by Buffy Ellen
The sun's still shining in the southern hemisphere, so we're making hay while we still can. Or smoothies as the case may be. This particular concoction's inspiration is two-fold. Firstly it reminds me of the classic Mango Weiss ice cream bars. For those of you who haven't tried them, they're a smooth creamy icy blend of yoghurt and mango - rather delicious.
The second part pays homage to my beloved travels around South East Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and my favourites - Borneo and Cambodia). There you can get every tropical fruit under the sun blended into a 'shake', all for the incredible sum of 1 US dollar ($1.08-$1.15 in AU and NZ). They're usually made with lots of fresh fruit (with low to no food miles), ice, and a generous helping of sweetened condensed milk. This version recreates that same creamy sweetness with the help of our good friend - plant-based milk, and nature's whole food sweetener - dates.
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1.5c frozen mango, chopped (around 1 mango) 1 banana, frozen 1c plant-based milk (almond, hazelnut, cashew, rice, oat or soy are all great - buy or make your own here) 1-2 dates, pitted (depending on your sweet preference) 2 Tbsp lemon juice pinch organic rock salt 1-2c ice
c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon
The perfect summer's-still-here afternoon beverage. Hope you love it.
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