Cauliflower the magic ingredient you should be adding to your smoothie!

The Healthy Mummy community has been raving about a new healthy ingredient they’ve been adding to their Healthy Mummy Smoothies to give them that extra boost…CAULIFLOWER! This brassica vegetable has had a renaissance over the last decade with cauliflower pizza, cauliflower rice and many other new uses.

Well, our community has found another great use for cauliflower, add it to your daily Healthy Mummy Smoothie to get a nutrient boost and some extra thickness.

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5 Benefits of Cauliflower from a Naturopath

1. High in vitamin C

100g of cauliflower contains an average of 70% of your daily recommended vitamin C intake. Vitamin C is essential for healthy immune and adrenal function, as well as collagen production.

2. Rich in antioxidants

Cauliflower contains a vast range of antioxidants that help protect cells against free radical damage and inflammation, helping to prevent disease.

3. Supports liver function and detoxification

Cauliflower is a member of the Brassicaceae family of plants. Vegetables from this plant family contain a unique combination of phytochemicals that support both phase 1 and 2 liver detoxification.

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4. Supports digestion

The combination of water and fibre in cauliflower helps to reduce constipation. The prebiotic fibres also help to feed the good bacteria in your GIT promoting a healthy microbiome.

5. Supports weight loss

Cauliflower is a lower calorie alternative to grains and starchy vegetables. It is also a good source of fibre and will help you to feel fuller for longer.

3 nutritious cauliflower smoothies to try today!

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Cauliflower Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 tsp of peanut butter
  • 1 serve Premium Vanilla protein
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 200ml milk of your choice

Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve.

Cauliflower Green Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 serve of premium vanilla protein
  • 200ml milk of your choice

Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve.

Cauliflower berry smoothie

  • 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 serve of premium vanilla protein
  • 200ml milk of your choice

Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve.

Just a warning: Cauliflower smoothies can trigger IBS symptoms in some people, steaming the cauliflower before will reduce this.

Healthy Mummy mums share their favourite smoothie recipes with cauliflower!

Nikki Myles – “Tried it and it’s a game-changer for smoothies”

Nikki Myles is a 49-year-old mum of three boys, 18-year-old twins and a 12-year-old, from Melbourne who has had amazing weight loss success with The Healthy Mummy and been a part of our community for a few years.

“I lost 30 kilos in 13 months and have been maintaining my weight loss for over 3 1/2 years.”

Nikki has been enjoying Healthy Mummy Smoothies daily since she began her Healthy Mummy journey so when her friend suggested adding cauliflower to them she laughed.

“My girlfriend had mentioned she had put cauliflower into her smoothie I just laughed at her and thought how awful the taste would be? She assured me you can’t even taste it and your smoothies are so much creamier.”

Despite her scepticism, Nikki decided to give it a try and went home and mixed in some cauliflower with her next Healthy Mummy Smoothie.

“So I went home and tried it and it’s a game-changer for smoothies. I just buy frozen cauliflower from the supermarket and pop a couple of florets in. You don’t even have to cook it first (although it’s recommended to steam it to avoid IBS issues) and you will find you don’t need as much ice in your smoothies because the cauliflower helps with this.”

“You definitely can not taste it in fact I pop it in my husband’s Healthy Man Meal Replacement shake and he didn’t even notice!”

Nikki’s go-to smoothie

  • 250 ml almond milk
  • 100ml water
  • 1 scoop tummy salted caramel powder
  • 1 tablespoon biscoff
  • 1 Medjool date
  • A serve of frozen cauliflower (2 florets of cauliflower)

Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve.

Nikki is loving this smoothie recipe at the moment but has enjoyed including this magic ingredient in a range of smoothie recipes.

“Honestly, you can’t put it in a sweet smoothie or a green smoothie and it won’t alter the taste plus added bonus it’s the extra fibre in your smoothies got very little calories.”

“I have always had either one or two smoothies every day as it makes sure I never skip a meal and I know how good they are for me. It’s also less tempting to have takeaway when I can whip up a delicious and nutritious meal replacement in just a couple of minutes.”

Eleanor Hannah – “add something drastic to your smoothie like purple cauliflower”

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“When you have had 2 hours of sleep you need to add something drastic to your smoothie like purple cauliflower!!!! And some other types of kale, interesting but definitely doable!”

Eleanor’s cauliflower smoothie recipe:

  • 1 head of cauliflower nice n purple
  • A few leaves of kale
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 200ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 50 mls water
  • 20ml coconut milk
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 tblspns strawberry Healthy Mummy smoothie mix

Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve.

Which Healthy Mummy Smoothie Mix is right for me?

We have a range of different types of smoothies and flavours to suit everyone. Any Healthy Mummy Chocolate Smoothie Mix will work well in this recipe. Check them out here.

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has heaps of really yummy smoothie recipes that make an ideal meal replacement and can help you reach your health and weight loss goals.

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