My favorite way to use riced cauliflower has been to add it to fruit smoothies, like this Cherry Almond Smoothie, which I made last week. I have been playing around with riced cauliflower over the past week, and one of my favorite uses is in this smoothie.
There is nothing more satisfying than a juicy, creamy smoothie with a natural and subtle sweetness, a creamy texture, and tons of plant fiber and protein, so if you are curious about the idea of hiding cauliflower in a fruit smoothie, then keep reading.
Summer with a delicious and cool smoothie like this make you satisfied? Apronese is yes, very fond of it and love it again, because it is not only delicious but also nutritious, good for health, and cools down the summer heat.
Cauliflower in Smoothies: Why Do I Need It?
A great neutral ingredient to add to your smoothie, cauliflower adds fiber and body, providing it with a lighter, creamier texture. As an added bonus, it is a really simple way to get an extra serving of vegetables every day.
In my smoothie, I used frozen riced cauliflower, but you can also use frozen cauliflower florets if you have a really good blender.
What Does It Taste Like?
As a matter of fact, one of the reasons you can’t taste the cauliflower in this smoothie is that cauliflower already has a mild flavor.
Additionally, I find that the combination of ingredients that have a bit of fat (such as almond butter in this recipe) masks the flavor of cruciferous vegetables in smoothies.
A tasty smoothie that’s filled with fresh mango, strawberries, bananas, and cherries, it has a subtle sweetness from bananas and cherries, but if you’re looking for a sweeter smoothie, add some honey, brown sugar, bananas, sweetened almond milk, or another sweet fruit.
Would Almond Butter or Almond Milk Work as a Substitute?
In the event that you cannot eat almonds, you can try making this cherry coconut smoothie instead. It is a great alternative to almond butter and almond milk when you use full-fat coconut milk instead of almond butter and almond milk.
The creaminess of the coconut flavor will offer you the same richness as almond butter and will help to mask the flavor of cruciferous vegetables.
Cherry Almond Smoothie
The rich and creamy smoothie has a subtle sweetness to it from the natural ingredients, a creamy texture, and a ton of protein and fiber to keep you full for a long time.
Servings: 1 (12 oz.)
- 1 cup almond milk* ($0.25)
- 1 Tbsp almond butter ($0.23)
- 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower ($0.21)
- 1/2 cup frozen sweet cherries ($0.88)
- 1/2 frozen banana ($0.10)
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon ($0.02)
It is best to blend all of the ingredients together till smooth. Adjust the liquid as necessary to ensure a smooth blend. Be sure to serve as soon as possible once the mixture has been blended.
*It is recommended to use plain, unsweetened almond milk. However, if you prefer a smoothie with more sweetness you can use sweetened almond milk. Vanilla almond milk would also work well.
Serving: 1 smoothie ・ Calories: 254.7 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 35.8 g ・ Protein: 6.7 g ・ Fat: 11.6 g ・ Sodium: 229.5 mg ・ Fiber: 6.8 g
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How to Make a Cherry Almond Smoothie – Step by Step Photos
You will need to add 1/4 cups of frozen riced cauliflower, 1/2 of a frozen banana, 1/4 cups of frozen sweet cherries, 1 tablespoon of almond butter, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 cup of almond milk into a blender.
This smoothie has some interesting ingredients, so you won’t want to skip any of them as they have the potential to make a mess. Mix the ingredients together and blend until smooth. Depending on the type of smoothie, the liquid may have to be adjusted up or down to blend smoothly.
Fast, delicious, convenient, full of fiber are what Apronese thinks is needed in a smoothie. How do you like this almond smoothie recipe? Does it match your taste, leave us a comment to let us know.