If you’re a foodie like me, you probably know the feeling of something I like to call “love at first taste”. This moment when you eat or drink something for the first time and your heart makes a little jump and for a second you forget everything around you. It’s so good that Eckhart Tolle would be proud of you, because you actually managed to live in the NOW for a moment, trying to enjoy every single bit of it. I hope you can relate, otherwise I might come of as a slightly crazy person now. But I can’t help it. I love food that much. 😀
A lot of the times this happens to me when I’m on vacation, shopping and eating in places I never been to. When I was in Canada last September, I had the experience of love at first taste several times. Boy did they have good plant-based food over there!
One of the things I fell in love with was a smoothie from our favorite breakfast spot called Buddha-Full. The list of ingredients already sounded so intriguing. I would have never thought of mixing mango with cardamom and rose water, but the combination is just DELICIOUS! My friend and I were hooked instantly. By the way, we didn’t know the drinks would come with a straw, but now that we had them we might as well experiment a bit, combining two different smoothies at once. Yep, we’re just rascals like that!
We now also have an idea of how we would look like as a walrus… but never mind.
Back home, it was one of my missions to recreate this smoothie and from what I can remember, this recipe comes very close to the original. I hope you try and love it too!
Buddha Bliss Smoothie
- 1 big ripe and juicy mango (about 350g)
- 50g ripe banana (preferably frozen)
- 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
- 2 dates (preferably soaked in water for a while)
- 1 + 1/2 cups of (cold) almond milk
- 1/4 cup rose water ( 3+ 1/2 tbsp rose water)
If you’re not sure if you like the taste of rose in a smoothie, you might wanna go easy on it at first and then increase the dose if you like it. Otherwise, mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and enjoy! 🙂
CorinnaFebruary 25, 2016 at 10:42 am
Ohhhhh die Vorfreude auf Kanada steigt ins schier Unermessliche wenn ich das so lese! Toll toll toll, da gehen wir auf jeden Fall auch hin und probieren diesen Smoothie <3 Vielleicht probier ich ihn auch selbst mal Zuhause, denn er klingt echt sehr lecker! Wobei, Rosenwasser…wo kriegt man das denn her?
Ganz liebe Grüße
GreenderellaFebruary 25, 2016 at 10:57 am
Ach schön! Vorfreude bringt ja auch immer viel Spaß ne? Wenn ihr da hingeht dann kann ich auch noch seeehr den Wrap mit Apple Sage Sausage und Salat empfehlen und den Buddha Buzz Smoothie. Yumm!! Aber vermutlich ist eh alles dort lecker! 😀
Rosenwasser bekommst du übrigens in der Apotheke. Dann mal weiterhin viel Spaß beim Vor-freuen und liebe Grüße! :-*
Eva @ Four Leaf CloverFebruary 26, 2016 at 5:25 am
Hahah… I had to look back at the picture again when you mentioned walruses and had to laugh. I saw you had cardamom in another recipe and wrote it down on my shopping list today to buy it and I only found one that was really expensive! 🙁 I will keep an eye out because it sounds delicious!
GreenderellaFebruary 26, 2016 at 7:34 am
Oh bummer! I hope you\’ll find a reasonable version soon. It\’s such a lovely spice… especially when combined with cinnamon.. Mmmm! Greetings from the walrus, ha! 😀