If you like mint chip ice cream, you will adore this smoothie combo. It’s rich and flavorful from the coconut and cacao, but also thick and creamy from the frozen cauliflower rice. I know you probably think I’m crazy for saying that cauliflower rice is going to make your smoothie thick and creamy, but trust me. It’s like magic!
Frozen Cauliflower vs. Frozen Banana
I feel like frozen cauliflower is the new banana when it comes to making smoothies super thick and creamy. Literally cauliflower makes the texture so smooth it’s almost velvety. And it does this without making your whole smoothie taste like cauliflower or adding a a ton of sugar. It’s pretty awesome!
Just FYI — one banana has around 15 grams of sugar where as one cup of frozen cauliflower has about 2 grams. Obviously, if you’re watching your sugar intake or trying to keep your blood sugar balanced, cauliflower is the better choice.
Chocolate Mint Chip Smoothie Ingredients:
dairy-free milk – I prefer unsweetened almond, cashew or coconut milk
granola (optional for topping) – I love topping my smoothie with a little granola so I have a few chewable bites that I can eat with a spoon… it makes the smoothie feel more like a meal.
Sweeter option: If you’re not using sweetened chocolate protein powder, feel free to add some sort of sweetness to the smoothie if you prefer. 2 medjool dates or 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey should do the trick.
Can I Use Frozen Cauliflower Florets?
In general I’ve found that frozen riced cauliflower works better than frozen florets for smoothies because it blends up easily and quickly. Some stores, like Trader Joe’s, carry riced cauliflower in the freezer section but you can easily make your own too. Either buy a package of fresh riced cauliflower and freeze it or buy a whole head, pulse it into rice using your food processor, place in freezer bags and freeze.
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