We know what you might be thinking—cauliflower, in a smoothie? How does that work? How does it TASTE?
Well, as it turns out, cauliflower is the unsung hero of the smoothie world. Why? Not only does it provide great texture and act as a thickener for a low-sugar alternative to banana or low-fat alternative to avocado, its barely-there flavour means that you can sneak it in for your daily dose of veg whilst disguising it with other ingredients—so basically, you won’t even notice it’s in there. Not to mention that cauliflower is high in fibre and assists in weight loss due to the fact that it’s the perfect low-carb, low-calorie option, clocking in at just 5g of carbs per 100g.
Pretty damn smart if you ask us!
The blueberries give it a powerful hit of antioxidants, while the lime juice provides a gentle detoxifying effect. Mixed with almond milk and a cheeky date for added sweetness, this recipe created by health and wellness guru, Gwyneth Paltrow automatically gets the Gwyneth-tick-of-approval.
Try it for breakfast, as a mid-morning snack or if your gut is looking for some TLC post-holiday season.
“With antioxidant-rich blueberries and protein-packed almond butter, this smoothie is one I often throw together after a workout. Buy organic wild blueberries, if you can find them.” — Gwyneth Paltrow
PACKABLE / QUICK / VEGAN
1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries
1⁄2 cup frozen cauliflower
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter 3⁄4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 date, pitted and roughly chopped
Juice of 1⁄2 lime
1. Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
This is a recipe extract from The Clean Plate: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Everyday Glow by Gwyneth Paltrow, published by Hachette Australia RRP $45.00.