We’ve been SO QUIET lately ’cause life is so insanely hectic that we let our little blog fall by the wayside a little… So for those of you out there who look forward to (and actually read) our posts – we are SORRY. We are going to make a concerted effort to BE BETTER.
So we’re bringing it back with this bangin’ blueberry smoothie bowl.
So we all know about adding spinach to smoothies, right? Well how about mixing it up with a couple other veggie options? Try steaming and freezing cauliflower, sweet potato, zucchini (even just raw) and adding those to your smoothies! Get’s in some extra veg and adds some healthy variety to those good ol’ green smoothies that we all know so well! My favourite ever Lee From America was the first to introduce me to adding frozen veggies like cauliflower to smoothies. I say this like we’re old friends, but really I just mean I saw it on her instagram account… Although in my mind and heart we are secretly best friends. ANYWAY MOVING ON. At first the cauliflower taste (and even the zucchini) can be a bit potent if you aren’t used to it, which is why I suggest using frozen banana, at least for the first few times, to mask the taste.
- ½ - 1 banana (depending on the size)**
- ½ cup cauliflower
- ½ cup blueberries
- 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder (you can use one like Wazoogles Vanilla Sky or even the Soaring Free Superfoods Vanilla Dream Shake if you aren't concerned about the grams of protein)
- 1 tbsp nut butter (I used almond)
- ⅓ cup milk alternative (almond, coconut or soya)
- Optional to top: granola, dessicated coconut, edible flowers and extra frozen blueberries
- **You can try and eventually go banana-less here - increase the blueberries to one cup and leave out the banana entirely for a much lower sugar content.
- THE NIGHT BEFORE:
- Peel and chop your banana into chunks, place into a ziplock bag and put in the freezer.*
- Break the cauliflower into chunks, steam and place in the freezer once cool.*
- Put your blueberries into the freezer as well, or buy frozen blueberries.*
- *Prep an entire bag of bananas and a whole cauliflower.
- ON THE DAY:
- Put all your smoothie ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth. You might need to add a little bit more water or mylk here, but the idea is to keep it thick and creamy so you can eat it with some toppings out of a bowl. Alternatively you can add more liquid and drink your smoothie out of a glass if you are on the go!