Berry Cauliflower Smoothie
Find out the easy way I get my kids to eat cauliflower for breakfast!
You guys, when it comes to veggie smoothies, cauliflower is the new spinach. People are adding this creamy cruciferous veggie to smoothies of all flavors, and it’s kind of genius. As much as I love green smoothies, my kids are still put off by the color. Even when I call it something fun like a Tinkerbell or strong monster smoothie. Even when it tastes like a tropical drink. Spinach isn’t the only way to add veggies to our smoothies though. Recently I’ve discovered another smoothie-friendly veggie – cauliflower!
One of the most common concerns I see from parents in Facebook groups is regarding their children getting enough nutrition. Requests are along the lines of,”Help! My daughter isn’t getting enough calories!” “Help! My son will only eat white foods and refuses any veggies!” It can be so hard to get kids to eat their veggies when all they want is spaghetti. My go-to answer is smoothies. You can pack a lot of nutrition into smoothies and vary them depending on your needs. I add nut butters and hemp seeds when we need a protein boost, fruit when our plates are looking rather beige, and veggies whenever I can.
The great thing about adding mild veggies like cauliflower or spinach to smoothies is that we can get a serving or more of veggies in without it feeling like veggies at all. Personally I’m a pretty big veggie-lover, but we all have our days where we could use that extra nutritional boost. So I picked up a bag of frozen organic cauliflower and have been tossing about three good sized florets into our smoothies.
One drawer of our freezer is dedicated to frozen fruit. My kids like to pull out the ingredients for their own smoothie creations and then I blend them up. While they’re looking the other way I add a few frozen cauliflower florets. I’ve added them to all sorts of different smoothie flavors from chocolate to bright pink dragon fruit, to this berry smoothie recipe.
In case you were wondering if we always have glitter on our hands… the answer is yes. This basic berry cauliflower recipe is a great starting off point. From here, feel free to add your own personal spin by choosing your favorite fruits (mango and pineapple are delicious) and superfoods like hemp or flax.
I hope this simple idea helps you and your family eat a little more good cruciferous cauliflower!
- 1/2 cup orange juice, or 1 whole peeled orange
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 cup favorite berries
- 1/2 cup favorite yogurt (I used Silk Almondmilk yogurt alternative in peach)
- Place all ingredients and blend until completely smooth. Add more liquid if the smoothie is too thick to turn the blender blades.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 111mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 30g Protein: 10g