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My Favorite Blueberry CauliPOWER Smoothie!

My Favorite Blueberry CauliPOWER Smoothie!

This blueberry cauliPOWER (hehe – see what I did there?!) smoothie is, hands down, my favorite smoothie recipe ever! I make it all the time – and even Sophie loves it, too! Whenever I post a photo of it on Instagram, I always get at least one comment that says, “You put cauliflower in your smoothie – WHAT?!” Hear me out. If you steam cauliflower, and then freeze it, it makes for the PERFECT tasteless veg addition to your smoothie! I promise you won’t even be able to tell it’s there. Really. Raw cauliflower, however, is another story – and I know that from experience. No bueno! Every other week or so I’ll chop up a whole head of cauliflower, steam it until fork-tender, and then lay it all out on a piece of parchment paper on a plate or baking sheet. Then, I’ll stick that in the freezer and wait a few hours until the cauliflower is frozen, break apart any large pieces that are stuck together, and then transfer the cauliflower pieces to a gallon-sized freezer bag. By letting it freeze on a flat surface initially, it won’t all clump together and be impossible to measure or blend.

There are just five “required” ingredients: nut milk (I choose unsweetened vanilla almond milk), frozen blueberries, steamed-then-frozen cauliflower, almond butter, and a ripe, frozen banana! From there you can add a couple scoops of your favorite protein powder (I love and use Vital Proteins collagen peptides!), a tablespoon of hemp or chia seeds, and even a handful of greens for extra nutrients! This smoothie is nutrient-dense, creamy, perfectly sweet, and an excellent vehicle for your favorite toppings – I love granola, more nut butter, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, and hemp seeds! If you’d rather drink your smoothie than eat it out of a bowl, just add a little more nut milk to thin out the consistency!

What are your favorite smoothie combinations?!

My Favorite Blueberry CauliPOWER Smoothie!

My Favorite Blueberry CauliPOWER Smoothie!
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Serves: 1-2
 
Ingredients
  • 1-1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (depending on how thick you want it)
  • 1 c frozen blueberries
  • 1 c frozen cauliflower (steamed first!)
  • ½-1 frozen ripe banana (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides or preferred protein powder (optional)
  • 1 T hemp seeds or chia seeds (optional)
  • handful of fresh or frozen spinach (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth!

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Ruby
    March 13, 2018 at 9:19 am

    That color! This looks so creamy + perrrfect. I tried some cauliflower in a smoothie a while ago, but we have kind of a terrible blender and it didn’t like blending frozen things. Haha. Time to get a new blender and try again! xx

    • Reply
      Lucia
      April 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      You deeefinitely need a high powered blender for cauliflower, haha!!

  • Reply
    Mariah
    March 8, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Love the name! Very clever. 🙂

    • Reply
      Lucia
      March 8, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Hehe, thanks!

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    Liz
    March 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve been totally meaning to try cauliflower in my smoothie!! This looks SO yummy – blueberry is one of my go-to smoothie mix ins too so I’ll definitely be trying this soon ☺️

    • Reply
      Lucia
      March 8, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Liz! You haaave to try it – I’m obsessed!

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