Blueberry Power Smoothie

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Nothing can compare to the pure awesomeness and nutrient punch from a cold-pressed juice, but smoothies have their place too! I love vegetable-forward smoothies. It's a great way to add veggies to your diet while enjoying a tasty, frozen treat.

While you're chopping and prepping your cauliflower for the week, set some aside to freeze for your smoothies. Yes, I'm serious! It's flavorless. Kind of like how adding kale, spinach, zucchini and even beans into your smoothies doesn't alter the taste (but ups the nutrients), cauliflower makes a fabulous base for a smoothie and will take on the flavor of whatever else you add, like cinnamon, berries, coconut, and other fruit!

Here's a smoothie I've been loving:

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What You'll Need

1 cup frozen organic blueberries
1/4 frozen avocado
1/4 cup coconut meat
1 Tbsp cashew butter
2 cups frozen organic cauliflower
3/4 cup my homemade almond milk
1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
1/4 tsp organic cardamom
1 tsp maca (I used this brand)
1 tsp Ashwagandha (I used this brand
2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen peptides

Toppings: 1 tsp Coconut flakes and 1 tsp bee pollen

What You'll Need To Know

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth, about 40-60 seconds.

Top with bee pollen and coconut flakes and enjoy!

Recipe makes one 24oz serving or two 12oz servings.

 

Beauty Greens Cauliflower Smoothie

Beauty Greens Cauliflower Smoothie

This classic, lightly sweetened, mostly-cauliflower smoothie is a fresh take on a healthy vegetable-based smoothie. It's perfect for those for those up their veggie-based smoothie game.  

But cauliflower in a smoothie? From a flavor perspective, you won’t even taste the cauliflower or other veggies in there. This recipe offers a creamy, thick texture without the added sugars from a banana, plus a ton of added benefits!

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable full of minerals and vitamins, like calcium, folate, potassium, and tons of Vitamin C. Half a cup of cauliflower is equal to almost half your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. Let's drink to that!

Beauty Greens Cauliflower Smoothie

What You'll Need

1 1/2 cups frozen organic cauliflower*
1 small frozen zucchini* (about 50-75g)
1/4 frozen avocado
1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder
1 scoop vital protein beauty greens
1 tsp ashwagandha (I used this brand)
1 tsp sacha inchi (I used MRM brand***)
1/2 cup my homemade almond milk**
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp MCT oil (I used this brand)
Optional: stevia, for a touch of sweetness

Toppings: 1 tbsp coconut shavings

What You'll Need To Know

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for 30-60 seconds or until smooth.

Top with 1 tbsp coconut shavings.

 

Recipe makes 1 servings or 2 small servings.

* I buy organic, wash and freeze ahead of time

** You can use store bought nut mylk, just make sure it is unsweetened

*** Use promocode 'valerie' at MRM and get 40% off your order! 

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Blue Majik Peanut Butter Bliss Smoothie

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Making blue majik. These smoothies are not just pretty, but darn delicious, too. I've hacked the Tone It Up Peanut Butter Bliss smoothie a bit and added blue-green algae and black sesame seeds to get this color. Surprisingly, there's banana in this too. If you've been following me for a while, you know how much I don't like bananas. But the flavors of the PB and protein hide the banana taste.

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Blue Majik Peanut Butter Bliss

What You'll Need

1 scoop protein (unused @perfectfit vanilla protein)
1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon blue-green algae (I used e3live)
1/2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
3 ice cubes

Toppings: coconut shavings, pecans (optional)

What You'll Need To Know

Blend ingredients in a high-speed blender for 30-60 seconds. Pour and enjoy!

Recipe makes 2 servings.