Looking for new ways to cram in more vegetables?  Then try this fabulous smoothie from my new book Supercharged Juices and Smoothies. Adding cauliflower to a smoothie might seem odd, but it creates an attractive velvety texture and is a useful way to add more health-promoting brassica vegetables into your diet. Frozen cauliflower florets work best – but you can also use leftover steamed cauliflower, if you like.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cauliflower Smoothie

Overview

Difficulty – Easy

Time – 5 mins

Serves – 1


What’s good about it?

Adding nut butter into the smoothie is a great way to add protein and healthy fats. I like to add a spoonful of lucuma powder too for a creamy texture. Lucuma is a popular superfood powder to help naturally sweeten recipes as well as provide plenty of fibre, vitamins and minerals. If you don’t have chocolate protein powder use a plain protein powder and a tbsp of cocoa powder instead.

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add a little more coconut water to thin if needed. Serve immediately.

Nutrition per serving 314kcal, Fat 5.9g, Carbohydrates 35.1g, Protein 27.9g

Did you Know?

Beloved by the Incas, lucuma is a super nutritious Peruvian fruit that contains beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein. Its maple-like taste makes it a sweet addition to smoothies, baked goods, and even ice cream.  Being high in fibre it is also a great way to support digestive health.

Serves 1

½ banana (frozen or fresh)

90g/3¼oz/¾ cup cauliflower florets frozen

1tsp nut butter

250ml coconut water

1 scoop chocolate protein powder (30g)

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp lucuma powder, optional

2 pitted soft dried dates, optional