It's got a great texture, it's good for you, and it's oh-so-unexpected.
I can already guess your reaction when I tell you to add cauliflower to your next smoothie bowl. Cauliflower? In a smoothie?! Really?
But you've got to admit that as far as veggies go, cauliflower is a pretty inoffensive one. It's white, it's relatively bland, and when you whip it up in a smoothie, you can barely taste it. Actually, I'd go so far as to say you can't taste it at all. Besides, the whole fruit smoothie craze has pretty much maxed out at this point, and I have a feeling veggie-based smoothies are the next food trend frontier. Since it may not be long before your go-to drink spot is churning these out by the dozen (and your friends are subsequently Instagramming them like their lives depend on it), you might as well get a head start at home. (FYI, Here's our no-fail formula for whipping up perfect smoothie bowl.)
Plus, as unappetizing as a cauliflower smoothie might sound at first, when you really think about it, the idea of a veggie smoothie really isn't that out-there. You probably already order kale smoothies on the reg, don't you? And occasionally add in some avocado? (Okay, avocado is technically a fruit, but you get the idea.) You've taken the baby steps. Now, take a full leap.
If you're still not convinced, the good news is that this particular recipe does involve some fruit, and there's even a little bit of sweetener in the form of honey.
Strawberry-Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
1 cup frozen cauliflower florets (you can buy these at the supermarket or freeze them yourself the night before!)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup frozen strawberries, leaves cut off
1 1/2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons honey, plus more to taste
- Add the cauliflower to your blender, and pulse to grind down into smaller pieces. Next, add in the almond milk and strawberries and continue to blend.
- Add the almond butter and honey and blend. Taste, then add more honey to sweeten as needed.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with a few more strawberries. Drizzle with more honey and enjoy!