With every smoothie comes an opportunity to work in MORE VEGGIES. More veggies mean more of all the good stuff: vitamins, amino acids, minerals, phytonutrients, and enzymes. All working to hydrate you, clear your skin, better your digestion, cleanse you, and nourish you.
We often push our clients to increase their vegetable intake by getting them into the habit of asking themselves, “Where are the veggies?” at every meal. So any excuse to add ‘em, add ‘em.
Aside from veggies, smoothies are a great vehicle for tons of superfoods and adaptogens, too. Search “superfoods” or “adaptogens” for more info on each.
Most people have tried a green smoothie at some point, and we are huge advocates of having one in the morning (like this one). It is one of the best ways to quickly see changes in your body as well as your energy levels, skin, hair, digestion. However, kale and spinach aren’t for everyone, and for those of us who do typically have a green smoothie every day may appreciate a little change.
Cue, cauliflower. Cauliflower is more undetectable in a smoothie than its greener counterparts (like broccoli or kale). Our Cauli Berry smoothie is overflowing with creamy deliciousness, antioxidants, and protein, featuring a co-star, collagen.
You can read more about the benefits of collagen here, but long story short, it works to repair tissues in our skin, digestive systems, muscles and joints, and it packs 13 grams of protein in just 1 tablespoon.
~2 cups frozen cauliflower
handful of romaine
¼- ½ cup frozen blueberries
½ frozen banana
1 scoop collagen powder (Vital Proteins or Bullet Proof are great)
1 scoop vanilla plant based protein powder (Vega or Garden of Life are two good examples)
½- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (consistency preference)
Optional adaptogens (ashwaghanda, maca, or reishi)
Optional dash of cinnamon
Optional toppings: drizzle of 1 tsp almond butter or handful of Purely Elizabeth granola
1. Throw everything into your blender, except for the optional toppings. For best results do yourself a favor and invest in a VitaMix! It makes smoothie making faster and easier.
2. Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk or switch to water or coconut water if more liquid is needed. (We personally love our smoothies thick, but not to the point where the blender gets stuck!)
3. Add that drizz of almond butter or sprinkle of granola on top.