My mom wanted a purple smoothie. Seriously, that’s what led me to make this, but I’m super glad I did! When I was on the hunt for a good “purple” smoothie, I didn’t want to make a smoothie with banana and berries and call it a day. That would be boring. I also wanted it to be nutrient dense and not loaded with sugar, hence the cauliflower. Wait, cauliflower?! In a smoothie?! Yes, I was hesitant at first too – I love roasted cauliflower, but smoothie cauliflower? As it turns out, this is a BIG YES as well!
Although cauliflower may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of superfood, it can easily be placed in this category. Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous vegetable family and has some AMAZING health benefits. It’s high in vitamins and minerals (especially vitamin C), anti-inflammatory, great for digestion, full of antioxidants (which help support detoxification), and has been linked to a decreased risk of certain types of cancer. That certainly sounds like a superfood to me!
This bright purple smoothie is:
Quick & easy
+ Extremely nutritious
Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers Lee From America. If you’ve never checked out her blog, I would highly recommend it. She has the best (and prettiest) smoothies. Like me, she also has PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and has done a lot of personal trial and error with different foods to see how they affect her hormones. She is a great resource and example of how food can be used to heal instead of hurt.
This smoothie is as tasty as it is pretty! With cauliflower, blueberries, and almond butter it makes the perfect breakfast…or snack…or lunch..
- 2 cups frozen organic cauliflower
- 1/2 cup organic blueberries
- 1 tbsp raw almond butter
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
- 1 serving vanilla vegan protein powder
- optional: maca powder
Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Double check the ingredient label of your almond butter. Many grocery store brands have added oils (and occasionally sugar). Better yet, grind your own in a food processor.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 452
- Sugar: 16.5
- Fiber: 16.8
- Protein: 30.1
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