VEGAN | SUGAR-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE
4 tbsp sesame seeds
4 tbsp cashew nuts
4 tbsp walnuts
1.5g chicory powder (optional)
*Generous drizzle of syrup sweetener (optional)
½ cup chopped pineapple
1 cup dragon fruit
1 cup mixed frozen berries
1 ½ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
3 frozen bananas, chopped
Roasted nuts and seeds:
Maple syrup and chicory candied walnuts
In a small bowl mix walnuts with maple syrup and chicory until well coated. Loosely separate and spread onto baking tray with other nuts and seeds
*Add or reduce syrup sweetener according to preference.
Arrange nuts and seeds on a clean baking tray
Place in the oven and allow to dry roast at 180°C for 8-12 min
Remove from oven after 5 minutes. Stir so that nuts on the outer edge are moved inward and nuts in the middle are moved outward. Take caution as nuts may be hot.
If you have chosen to candy your walnuts remove them from the baking sheet and set aside. If not return sesame seeds, cashews and walnuts to oven to continue roasting.
Check again after 3-6 minutes. Nuts and seeds should have a darker brown colour and nutty aroma when ready. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Allow fruit to thaw slightly.
Pour 1/2 cup of the almond milk into a high-speed blender.
Place pineapple, dragon-fruit and banana into blender. Pulse for a few seconds.
Add the remaining 1 cup of the almond milk and pulse again. With a spoon , move mix around the blender to ensure that all ingredients are well-blended.
Lastly, add berries and pulse until smooth.
Pour smoothie into a bowl. Arrange nuts, seeds and desired toppings.
Enjoy a hearty bowl of goodness!