blueberry banana smoothie

blueberry banana smoothie

As much as I love a hearty breakfast, there are somedays I feel like something lighter. If you’re looking for something to make that will leave you feeling great after having it, then look no further than a smoothie. I really love making my own at home as I find that bought ones tend to be made just from fruit, whereas I like to add other ingredients like vegetables, nuts or superfood powders to mine.

So, when it came to making this, it wasn’t going to be your standard blueberry and banana smoothie. Sneaking vegetables into my recipes is one of my favourite things to do, so I decided to put some cauliflower to good use and add it to my smoothie. As blueberries create such a wonderful, vibrant hue, I chose cauliflower as it was least likely to affect the blueberry’s colour. Combining banana and cashews into the mix as well gave a nice sweet, creamy texture while also keeping the drink’s lovely purple shade. Nothing beats a drink like this for a healthy start to your morning!

 

blueberry & banana smoothie

serves 1-2

ingredients

1 large banana

1/2 cup (70g) blueberries

3 cauliflower florets (65g)

2 tbsp cashews (20g)

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

3/4 cup (185ml) water

 

method

1. Roughly chop your banana and add it into your blender (I used my NutriBullet) with the blueberries, cauliflower, cashews, lemon and water. Then, blend all of your ingredients together until smooth, and serve.

 

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12 comments:

    1. Hi Suzi! Haha, nope it’s not a typo – there’s cauliflower in there! I don’t think you can taste it because there’s only a small amount, and it’s taste isn’t as strong when it’s raw. It all depends on your tastebuds though! I hope you like it 🙂

  1. What a clever recipe. What made you think to use cauliflower? I can’t wait to try this smoothie.

    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Monica! I often use broccoli in my smoothies, so I thought cauliflower was similar, and could be something interesting to try out – and I really liked it! It’s also doesn’t affect the colour of the smoothie too much, so you can keep the vibrant hues from the fruits like blueberries etc. and have a colourful drink! I hope you like it 🙂

  2. Thanks for posting the recipe, I just made this! I’m on medication that kills my appetite but this just looks so mouth watering! I love the cashews with the lemon juice, but I didn’t have cauliflower! I will make this again when I have some.

  3. I just had this for breakfast and I’ve been going to the bathroom non-stop! I think it was the cauliflower. LOL

  4. I’m glad I’m not the only one that puts cauliflower in smoothies! I’ve put broccoli in them too (don’t try it haha).
    I love the pictures and I can’t wait to try your take on a cauliflower smoothie! Did you use raw cashews?

  5. I just tried this and it’s so good! I added a little almond/coconut milk with the water. My boyfriend didn’t even notice the califlower or cashews. Thanks!! ❤️

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