This blueberry cauliflower smoothie is creamy, easy to make and perfectly sweet! It’s the perfect mid-day pick me up or light breakfast for a busy morning and loaded with good for you ingredients.
Why you’ll love this recipe
It’s no secret I love smoothies. And I especially love finding ways to put ingredients in them that I don’t normally eat on a daily basis (like turmeric). Enter: this cauliflower smoothie!
It’s made incredibly creamy from frozen cauliflower and banana and has a gorgeous purple color thanks to blueberries and blackberries.
I like to sneak in some more nutrients in the form of chia seeds and some protein from nut butter, but you can easily customize this recipe.
Add your favorite protein powder, collagen peptides, greens powder, whatever you like! Try my lemon smoothie next!
Cauliflower. I like using just pre-frozen cauliflower florets from the grocery store, but if you want this smoothie extra creamy, it helps to steam your cauliflower, then freeze! I don’t recommend fresh raw cauliflower as the texture won’t be ideal in a smoothie.
Cauliflower is the star of the show here, but if you’re looking for the best vegetables to add to smoothies, zucchini actually works really well! Especially if you want to keep the color looking pretty, zucchini and cauliflower won’t change the color.
Berries. We’re using blackberries and blueberries in this recipe, but you can use just one of those if you prefer! I like frozen because they tend to be cheaper and are more accessible all year round.
Banana. One fresh banana helps sweeten this cauliflower smoothie and make it creamy. If you prefer no banana in your smoothies, mango or pineapple will also work. You can also leave it out, but keep in mind it won’t be as sweet.
Coconut Water. Coconut water works really well in smoothies because it adds a natural sweetness, but non-dairy milk or regular water gets the job done!
You do not need to use milk in a smoothie, but some sort of liquid to get everything blended is essential! Water, coconut water and non-dairy milk are my favorites.
Chia Seeds. The chia seeds add some more protein and fiber to the smoothie, but flax seeds or hemp hearts are great too!
Almond butter. To be honest, I rarely make a smoothie without almond butter! If you have an allergy, you can use any other nut or seed butter of choice.
Adding nut butters to smoothies are a great way to add in some healthy fats and protein without protein powder. However, if you want to make this more filling, a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder is delicious!
How to make a cauliflower smoothie
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, starting with just 1 cup of coconut water.
Blend until completely smooth, adding more coconut water as needed to thin. Taste and adjust flavors as desired.
If you prefer it thicker, add a bit more frozen cauliflower, if you like it sweet you can add a bit of honey or your favorite protein powder which often contain stevia.
Transfer to glasses and enjoy immediately.
Fresh vs. frozen fruit
For this recipe, I suggest using frozen berries and a fresh banana! You are more than welcome to use all fresh, but add a handful of ice so it’s cold.
If you use all frozen, you will need a bit more liquid (water, milk or coconut water) to help it blend.
Do smoothies keep well?
I recommend serving this smoothie fresh for best results! It will keep in the fridge for about 24 hours, but I recommend re-blending it again to ensure the best possible texture.
The best blender
A regular blender will work just fine here, but to be honest, a high speed blender is one of my favorite kitchen appliances! They’re pricey, but last a lifetime and you can do SO much with them.
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Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie
by: claire cary
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower florets
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup frozen blackberries
- 1 ripe banana can sub mango or pineapple
- 1 – 1 ½ cup coconut water
- Juice form 1 lime lemon is good too, but I prefer lime!
- 1 tbsp chia seeds can sub hemp or flax
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, starting with just 1 cup of coconut water.
- Blend until completely smooth, adding more coconut water as needed to thin. Taste and adjust flavors as desired.
- If you prefer it thicker, add a bit more frozen cauliflower, if you like it sweet you can add a bit of honey or your favorite protein powder which often contain stevia.
- Transfer to glasses and enjoy immediately.
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