Strawberry Banana Smoothie

As the weather warms up, I find myself having less of an appetite for a solid food meal and leaning more towards smoothies and smoothie bowls. However, I am someone who gets bored fairly quickly so I always try to change up the smoothies in my rotation. I was playing around with a classic recipe the other day but I wanted to add something extra to it to make it more nutritious and a little bit more filling. If I didn’t tell you in the recipe here, you would never know that there’s actually cauliflower in this smoothie! That’s right, you heard me right. This smoothie has frozen riced cauliflower in the mix to add some extra fiber and nutrients into the mix such as Vitamin C, K, and folate just to name a few. I also added in some chia seeds for a source of omega-3 fatty acids and some non-dairy cashew yogurt for probiotics (great for digestion). I used non-dairy yogurt because quite frankly I do not like the taste of dairy yogurt in my smoothies. It leaves a tang to my smoothies that I don’t particularly enjoy so instead I used either almondmilk yogurt or in this case, cashew-based yogurt but of course use whatever you have or prefer. This recipe is incredibly easy and makes enough for 3 or 2 very large servings (about 32 oz.). Feel free to freeze any leftovers into ice cube molds to save for another day. Now let’s get into the specifics of the ingredients.

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries**
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened yogurt ( I like this one or this one)
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk (use whatever you have)
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

**NOTE: Right now that strawberries are in season & usually on sale, I find it cheaper & also much better tasting to buy fresh strawberries and to freeze them on my own.

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth!
  2. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe! I usually share these types of recipes on my Instagram so I highly recommend following me on there so you can get an idea of what I usually eat in a day if you’re into that kind of thing. I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during this trying time and I will be back with another post very soon.

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