I’ve been on a spin kick lately, going 2-3 times per week since after Christmas. I’ve enjoyed drinking a smoothie after this intense exercise since it’s hydrating and nourishing, especially when I’m not hungry or in the mood for “whole” food for a bit after that type of rigorous exercise. This Mango Tahini Smoothie has good-for-your-skin vitamins from mango, healthy fats from tahini, and antioxidants and vitamin C from the orange. I swapped cauliflower in for banana, since mangos are already sweet enough. Brightened with cardamom and cinnamon, this smoothie is a refreshingly cozy way to start your day and recover from some welcomed sweaty exercise.
Ingredients (serves 1).
- 1/2 c frozen mango
- 1/4 c frozen cauliflower
- 1 orange segment/slice, peeled
- 2 t tahini
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- 1/8 t cardamom
- 1 T collagen powder (optional — omit if vegan)
- 1 T vanilla plant-based protein powder (optional)
- 1 c unsweetened almond milk
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Add more almond milk and/or water to reach a thinner consistency.
- Pour into a glass and sprinkle with extra cinnamon and cardamom before serving.
Inspired by Annie Morris & Jonny Shimmin‘s “Mango + Tahini Smoothie” in Spoon.
Nutrition for 1 smoothie (including protein and collagen).
274 calories • 9.1 g fat (33%) • 26 g carbs (41%) • 16.4 g protein (26%) • 4.6 g fiber • 12 g sugar • 187 mg sodium
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.