This smoothie has superpowers! Not just because it’s totally healthy but yet still tastes like a milkshake, but because it has a sneaky serving of veggies hidden inside!
Frozen cauliflower is an amazing addition to your smoothies. It leaves no taste behind, helps make the smoothie a creamier consistency, and seriously boosts its nutrition factor! Some people overlook cauliflower’s healthy status because we tend to associate white foods with being unhealthy. But it gives just as much benefit to it’s green cousins like broccoli!
Cauliflower is especially high in vitamin C, and also contains vitamin K, many of the B vitamins, and minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Plus blending it into your smoothie gives you a hit of extra fibre! Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family (along with veggies like broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and dark leafy greens to name a few), a family which provides abundant health benefits. They provide antioxidants, support our immune, digestive, and cardiovascular systems, and help our natural detoxification process.
How to use it in smoothies
It’s pretty simple to incorporate cauliflower in your smoothies! Steam the veggie until soft, using a fork to test. Be sure to not overcook it where it starts to fall apart or become mushy. Spread the cooked cauliflower out on a baking tray or plate to cool. Put the baking tray / plate into the freezer for at least an hour before transferring the cauliflower into a freezer safe container. Then whenever you’re making a smoothie just toss in a handful!
Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie
¾ cup (185mL) frozen or fresh strawberries
½ cup (125mL) frozen cauliflower
1 cup (250mL) coconut milk
¼ cup (60mL) full fat greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
2 tbsp (30mL) almond butter
1 scoop whey protein powder (optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!