If you like the chocolate peanut butter combo (really, is there anyone out there who doesn’t?) please give this smoothie a try! It’s nutritionally balanced to provide the perfect combination of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you feeling satisfied all morning long. The secret ingredient in here is steamed cooled cauliflower. Before you judge, just know that you can’t taste it AT ALL, yet it lends a creaminess and a full serving of veggies to start your morning.
The unsweetened cocoa powder and cacao nibs add rich chocolate flavor and antioxidant compounds called flavanols, while frozen bananas sweeten and thicken it up, while also adding a healthy dose of potassium, making it perfect for a post-workout recovery breakfast.
You can also use 1/2 a serving for a healthy post-workout snack.
If you try it, let us know what you think in the comments and tag your pics on Instagram with #cjnutrition.
Steph & Willow
This rich chocolatey breakfast smoothie uses a secret ingredient to add nutrition and creaminess. You'll never taste that it has a full serving of cauliflower, but it's in there! You'll feel satisfied all morning with this protein and fiber-rich smoothie while starting the day with chocolate....what could be better?
- 3/4 cup steamed cauliflower cooled
- 1 small Banana frozen in chunks
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened almond milk or 1% milk
- 2/3 cup Lowfat plain yogurt (or use the same amount of silken tofu for non-dairy version)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup Ice cubes
- 1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs
- Place cauliflower, banana, milk, yogurt (or tofu), cocoa powder, and peanut butter in a blender and blend on high until smooth, about 1 1/2 minutes.
- Add ice and blend again until smooth. Top with cacao nibs.
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 51 g
Dietary Fiber: 12 g
Total Sugars: 25 g (0g added sugar)
Total Fat: 17 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 233 mg
DeanFebruary 2, 2017 at 7:16 pm (6 years ago)
I have tried the chocolate smoothie and it is delicious and there is no way that you would ever know that it contains cauliflower if someone didn’t tell you.
C & J NutritionFebruary 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm (6 years ago)
Woo hoooo! That’s what we like to hear! We think it tastes like a chocolate milkshake. 🙂
Juwe_starMay 11, 2017 at 11:54 pm (6 years ago)
Great recipe! Could you please let us know the nutrition facts in your recipes please for example amount of CHO, PRO, fat, sugar, fibre, etc.
C & J NutritionMay 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm (6 years ago)
Hi! The nutrition facts have been added. 🙂