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
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
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.