Cauliflower (yep, you read that right) Smoothie
So, Halloween is over and whether you indulged or not, it’s a new day and a great time to make a healthy choice! I have you covered with a new take on an old fave.
Also, can you even believe that two months from now, we’ll be ringing in 2018?! I can’t. With every New Year comes a new food trend, and one thing you’re sure to see ALL over in 2018 is cauliflower.
It has started to become a buzzword already (you’ve definitely heard of cauliflower rice by now, right? If not, here’s one way I love to prepare it. YUM!) but it’s going to be another level. This time, in a smoothie.
I know, I know. Cauliflower in a smoothie sounds super weird, right? But we all throw spinach in our smoothies without a second thought but I’m sure it sounded crazy the first time, too! So, just go with me here.
I use frozen cauliflower in my smoothies all the time. It makes them creamy without the added carbs and sugar of a banana. And sure, bananas are healthy, but if you’re trying to watch those calories and that sugar, cauliflower is a perfect, healthier alternative!
Check this out-
1 cup of cauliflower has only about 27 calories, 5 g carbs, 2 g sugar, and 2.1 g protein compared to 1 medium banana which will run you about 105 calories, 27 g carbs, 14 g sugar, and only 1.3 g protein. Let’s all get on board here- cauliflower for the win! (And trust me, once you try it, you’ll be a total convert.)
Okay, so how to love this soon-to-be trend? I’ve got you covered with my go-to #LSFapproved recipe!
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon cacao
- 1 serving of vanilla protein powder ( vital proteins is my protein of choice)
Blend that bad boy up and ENJOY!
Seriously, how easy is this smoothie? And it’s as good (and good for you!)
Okay, girls, fire up those blenders and let me know your thoughts. Are you a first time cauliflower smoothie drinker, a long-time lover, a brand new convert!? Be sure to tag me in your Instagram @lovesweatfitness when you make them so I can see you loving this healthier alternative!