The weather is slowly warming up. Little buds are growing on the trees. I have visions of bikes rides, farmers markets, and glasses of rose with my friends dancing through my head.
I often get asked for smoothie recipes. Let's be honest, nobody wants to have an iced cold drink for breakfast when there is a foot of snow on the ground. Am I right?! But now, as Spring appears, our bodies are ready for it.
Now, we have all heard me say that we are suppose to be eating 9-13 servings of plants a day. 2 of those servings can come from fruit. Many smoothies you might find at your favorite juice shop go far and above 2 servings of fruit. And they will often top them off with honey! Now, I don't want you to be scared of fruit. Fruit is filled with phytonutrients and vitamins that we should be taking advantage of. I have 2 ways to cut the sugar in your morning smoothie:
1: Replace your fruit juice base with a non-dairy milk. Unsweetened coconut or almond milk are my go-to's.
2: Replace your banana with a cup of frozen cauliflower.
Yep, you heard me right. Frozen cauliflower. I PROMISE- you will not taste it. The cauliflower will not only make your smoothie more creamy, but will up the nutrients in your breakfast glass. It will also keep you from having a sugar crash... which leaves us looking for a second breakfast just an hour later. Here is one of my recipes:
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 T. raw caco
- 1 T. almond butter
- 1 T. hemp seeds
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 date (optional- if you need a little extra sweetness).
Blend and enjoy! You can also add some raw cacao nibs for an extra boost of antioxidants.