Your new smoothie booster: Cauliflower

Your new smoothie booster: Cauliflower
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We are avid followers of Well + Good. They send fitness tips, yoga and mediation news, pop culture updates and my favorite, healthy recipes. When a new recipe boasting a substitution for kale popped up in my inbox, I immediately opened.

Thanks to Karina Dawn and Katrina Scott, the co-creators of Tone It Up, we have a new morning blueberry breakfast smoothie with one of my favorite cruciferous vegetables. No longer is Cauliflower great as a rice substitute but it’s a great smoothie thickener. Hooray! No more kale!

Why you should try:

According to WebMD Cauliflower boasts multiple health benefits: “This versatile veggie is not only low in calories, it’s also full of vitamins and minerals. One cup of raw cauliflower is high in the antioxidant vitamin C — required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body, and necessary for the formation of the important protein collagen, used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.

Cauliflower also offers a healthy dose of potassium, fiber, and folic acid and contains a sulfur compound called isothiocyanate that protects health and prevents disease. Not all cauliflower is white. You can find green and orange varieties of this cruciferous (named for the cross-shaped flowers) cousin of broccoli and brussels sprouts. The difference is in the amount (or absence) of chlorophyll present during the vegetable’s growth.”


1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice or chunks
1/2 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 cup blueberries
1 Tbsp ground chia seeds

Directions: Blend all ingredients together in a blender, and Enjoy!

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