When your protein shake is bright pink, it is going to be a good day.
I continue to search for ways to make smoothies delicious, but lower sugar. This recipe I decided to use something I have never used before, but heard it is amazing. I use STEAMED cauliflower along with steamed beets. Beets add some sweetness to the smoothie and cauliflower adds creaminess. The only thing I caution is try not to stain everything pink!
Ingredients (serves 2)
-1 cup cauliflower, steamed
-1 beet (~ 1/2 cup), steamed and sliced
-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1 cup of Trader Joe's frozen cherry berry mix (use any frozen berries or cherries you have)
-1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder
-few ice cubes
-optional (if you like things on the sweeter side): 1 Tbsp. maple syrup or raw organic honey
-Steam the veggies until tender but not over-cooked. Leave out to cool.
-In a blender, add the veggies, almond milk, frozen fruit, protein powder and ice.
-Blend until smooth.
-Add to a cup and sprinkle with some hemp seeds or chia seeds.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 169 calories, 19 grams carb, 22 grams protein, and 2 grams fat