Your Smoothie is Missing this Vegetable

I’m excited to share the secret ingredient I’ve been adding to my smoothies lately. BUT FIRST, let me share all its benefits because they are plenty:

  • Provides antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer.
  • Regulates immunity and fights inflammation.
  • Decreases risk for heart disease and brain disorders.
  • One serving provides 77% of your daily Vitamin C and 20% of daily vitamin K.
  • High in protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.
  • High in fiber and water which improves digestion and lowers risk of colon cancer.
  • Aids in weight loss.
  • Promotes a healthy complexion and increased energy.
  • Helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory.

For the source of these health benefits and more, click here.

Can you guess what the magic ingredient is?

Drum roll, please……

CAULIFLOWER.

Yes, cauliflower.

I love adding pre-riced frozen cauliflower to all my favorite smoothie recipes. It totally transforms every smoothie I make. It adds a lot of smoothness, creaminess, and thickness–it’s a great alternative to adding dairy. And it’s such a mild flavor it’s impossible to even taste. Not to mention all the benefits above.

Look for the frozen pre-riced cauliflower in your grocery store’s frozen section–usually near the peas. Or try adding it fresh!

Here’s a recipe to try with your soon to be new favorite secret ingredient!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1/2 a cup of frozen cauliflower rice

1 tbsp of peanut butter

1/4 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries

A handful of ice

STEPS: Throw everything into your Vitamix (or preferred blender) and blend until smooth! Enjoy!

What are your favorite secret ingredients that add healthy twists to your smoothies?

 

 

Sarah

I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I've learned the only way out is through--and tough stuff makes you a whole lot stronger. Currently hooked on self-care, kombucha, succulents and my labradoodle child. When I'm not writing here about mindfulness, wellness and encouraging you to be the bravest badass you know, I can be found designing gemstone jewelry, experimenting with new perfume notes, daydreaming about one day operating a flower farm, and spreading the Finnish spirit of sisu everywhere I go. Visit me at the links below to connect.

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