Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie

I am a huge fan of adding frozen cauliflower to my smoothies to make them super thick and creamy. It’s the easiest way to sneak in extra veggies without sacrificing any flavor!

Fruit is wonderful to have in your diet, especially when it comes to beautiful hair and skin. It is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. However, you can’t forget that fruit contains sugar.

Sometimes too much fruit can mean too much sugar. I discovered that adding frozen vegetables to my smoothies was a great way to cut down on the amount of fruit I needed. If you’re trying to cut sugar out of your diet (or are just looking for a brief reset for your system), that probably means saying goodbye to those added fruits. This smoothie is a great option!

Vegetable-based smoothies are also more alkaline than their often acidic fruit counterparts, which means they’ll help optimize your energy. Who doesn’t want more energy from the food they eat? I have found the two best vegetables to add to smoothies (besides spinach, celery, and romaine in my daily green smoothie) are frozen cauliflower and zucchini. They are a great replacement for a frozen banana to still get that creamy consistency. You don’t even taste the veggies!

RECIPE

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 scoop hemp or vegan vanilla protein powder or collagen peptides

1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice or chunks

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 Tbsp chia seeds (pre-soaked in water)

Optional: Sweeten with Stevia

 

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!

Optional: Serve with a few fresh blueberries on top

 

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About the Author:

Nicole is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and wellness expert based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She coaches busy women how to lose weight and clear up their skin so they can live a life of confidence without restrictive dieting. Nicole has trained under the world’s leading experts in nutrition and wellness at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her passion is to help her clients find a balance between primary and secondary foods, in order to ignite inner beauty. You can find Nicole on Instagram @livingwellwithnic or Facebook.

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