Lucuma and Banana Tropical Smoothie
Temptingly smooth and intensely sweet, lucuma powder is a delicious natural sweetener made from the sub tropical lucuma fruit. This vibrant green fruit with a succulent yellow flesh grows on the lucuma tree in the Peruvian Andes, where, thanks to its strong resemblance to the female breast, it is traditionally associated with fertility. Once used as a regular source of sugar by the Inca’s, lucuma is still frequently referred to as ‘Inca’s gold’. It contains an array of nutrients such as fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals and ranks extremely low on the glycaemic index.
A common ingredient in ice cream in South America, lucuma powder is also ideal for stirring directly into shakes, smoothies and protein drinks and is the perfect sugar substitute in an indulgent range of desserts and cakes.
Lucuma and banana tropical smoothie
This lovely lucuma and banana tropical smoothie is crammed with lush ingredients including lucuma powder, banana and coconut milk. It also contains a generous helping of chia seeds, which were once used as the basis for numerous ceremonial drinks enjoyed by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, in addition to a dash of hemp protein powder for added creaminess.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 of a cup of organic lucuma powder
- 1 tbsp. of chia seeds
- 1 cup of coconut milk (or spring water if preferred)
- 1 tsp. of organic hemp protein powder
We simply adore smoothies, mainly because they’re so quick and easy to prepare and are literally bursting with wholesome ingredients. This yummy lucuma and banana tropical smoothie is no exception. Just place all of the ingredients into a blender, blitz for around 30 seconds or until smooth and hey presto! Serve topped with a couple of slices of fresh banana and get stuck straight in!