Happy Monday! I’m getting back into the swing of things after traveling to Arizona for mindbodygreen’s Revitalize this past weekend, and it’s days like these when I’m tired from a trip and don’t have groceries yet that I’m thankful I stock my freezer with plenty of frozen veggies, fruit, and protein options. A big green smoothie is one of my favorite post-trip breakfasts because it’s a great way to get in a balanced meal without much fuss.

I found my favorite quite by accident one day when I was feeling like I needed something new and got curious about what would happen if I threw frozen cauliflower into the blender. I was going on a tip from a neighbor. “Worst case scenario,” I figured, I just don’t like it and never have to make it again.”

Um, yeah, it was love at first sip. Or as much love as a person can have for a frozen drink. I’m always amused by those people you see on social media who seem to have genuine passion and affection for smoothie bowls and their Vitamix ir?t=jcrd 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B008H4SLV6 - My Favorite Green Smoothie. Whatever does it for you, I guess, but I’m just happy to call this a delicious breakfast so I have energy for all those human things that make me genuinely happy instead of just social media-“look how many likes I have”-happy.

Anyway…I hope you dig this. I don’t think I’ve made a smoothie without this weird-is-good ingredient since the first time I tried it. That’s saying a lot for a Sagittarius.

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Cauliflower Green Smoothie 

Serves 1

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup water, coconut water, or milk of choice
  • 1-2 scoops protein powder (right now loving this oneir?t=jcrd 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00GSXO38S - My Favorite Green Smoothie but also really into pea protein powder for a plant-based option )
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum ir?t=jcrd 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B0013JJZWG - My Favorite Green Smoothie (optional)
  • 1/2 a frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 cups baby spinach or 1 cup frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powderir?t=jcrd 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B07BVSVZCB - My Favorite Green Smoothie (optional)
  • 1 cup ice (or more if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds ir?t=jcrd 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B074HC7WS9 - My Favorite Green Smoothie or other topping for garnish

Directions:

  1. Layer ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass or bowl. Garnish with chia seeds.

What’s the weirdest ingredient you’ve ever put in a smoothie? 

 

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