Lamington - Australian for a sponge cake with chocolate sauce and shredded coconut. On a glutinously good day, they may be filled with cream and strawberry jam.

Mum used to make these bad boys about twice a year. Is that bi-annually? English aside, it wasn't often enough. Homemade lamingtons, not the tasteless supermarket variety. Taste like patriotism. Patriotism mixed with chocolate, cake and coconut. I wanted to replicate that sense of pride without spending all day in a kitchen freezing and coating sponge cake. So I made a two-minute smoothie. Plus this recipe is healthier.

Lamington Smoothie

Vegan, gluten free & refined sugar-free
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes (Oats if you're not coeliac) 
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1 tsp Cacao Nibs
  • 1 tsp Cocoa
  • 1/4 cups Coconut Water
  • 4 Ice Cubes
  1. Blend.
  2. Pour into cliche Mason jar.
  3. Spill ingredients over the top.
  4. Take a square photo with soft, natural light.
  5. Drink.
  6. Edit photo using Snapseed.
  7. Upload onto Instagram with a casual brag like, "Had some left over ingredients so turned it into a Lamington Smoothie. #straya"
  8. Finish smoothie.