Delicious and easy, this Creamy Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie is going to be a new favorite. Made with just 7 ingredients, this vegan and dairy-free smoothie is the perfect way to get vegetables in at breakfast.
Everyone was doing it….so I had to try too.
Putting frozen cauliflower in a smoothie sounded bizarre and even downright gross when I first heard about it. But the more I saw other smoothie lovers and drinkers adding it to their morning blend, I thought maybe I was missing out on an out-of-the-box idea of how to get different veggies into my family.
Fine. And me too. I’m not the biggest cauli lover on the planet, but I do know it is an awesome source of fiber, vitamins, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, and protein. So, I try to sneak that white veggie into our lives wherever I can….so I finally decided to give the cauliflower smoothie a whirl.
Can you taste cauliflower in smoothies?
TNNers, it’s not weird! Or maybe it sound downright gross. Or the least bit funky!
Fear not! I’m here to tell you that cauliflower makes a smoothie super creamy and veggie-loaded without having to add spinach into the mix (the slightest tint of green can send some kids (and grown-ups) running for the hills, this I know)….so adding frozen cauliflower into your morning smoothie is a great way get some morning veggies into even the most resistant of veggie eaters!
Do I need to cook the cauliflower before adding it to my smoothie?
Totally a personal choice. Cauliflower can be enjoyed raw, but some people find that it makes them gassy or gives them digestive issues.
Quickly cooking the cauliflower during a meal prep and then freezing it helps to make the cauliflower smoothie easy to pull together on a busy weekday morning, but saves me from feeling ick later.
If raw cauliflower doesn’t bother you, by all means, skip that step and dump frozen cauliflower into the blender!
How do you steam the cauliflower?
It is an extra step, but super easy!
To steam cauliflower for the smoothie, either use a steaming basket, steam florets for about 5 minutes over boiling water. Or you can steam cauliflower florets in the microwave by cooking them in a bowl for 2-3 minutes.
Does the cauliflower have to be frozen for this smoothie recipe?
Yes. There is something magical about how frozen cauliflower breaks down in a smoothie to give it a creamy texture while also adding veggies. I’ve tried this smoothie with raw cauliflower and found the results to be different.
Other veggie-loaded smoothie recipes you are going to love!
- Easy Green Smoothie for kids
- Vitamin C Immune Boosting Smoothie
- Chocolate Banana Smoothie (with veggies)
- Sunrise Butternut Squash Smoothie
- Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
- Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie (with greens!)
Loving this cauliflower smoothie recipe and are hungry for more?
Creamy Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie
- 2 cups steamed then frozen cauliflower florets
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups milk of choice I used oat milk
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter can sub sunflower butter to make nut free
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds optional
- Combine frozen cauliflower, water, and milk in your blender. Blend until smooth and cauliflower is totally pureed.
- Add remaining ingredients to your blender. Blend on high until smooth. Add more water a little at a time if needed to reach desired consistency.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!