Don’t get me wrong, I love veggies! But some days it seems to be harder to get them in then others. On those days, I’m glad you can’t pretty much hide just about anything in a smoothie if the combination of ingredients is just right.
Speaking of smoothies and ingredient combinations, there is, in my opinion, a great formula to make sure your smoothie is as balanced as it can be to be considered a solid meal!
Protein + fiber + fats + greens
So when building you smoothie try to pick something from each category and you should have all the energy you need until your next meal.
Additionally, hidden veggie smoothies are a good way to increase vegetable intake in your little ones if your are blessed with a picky eater. Although I don’t think always hiding veggies is the way to manage picky eating, but a little deception might make mama feel better.
You often see spinach or kale but did you know that avocado or cauliflower can be thrown in a smoothie and you wouldn’t even notice. You can find out for yourself with this week’s recipe.
Cauliflower spinach smoothie
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup packed spinach
- 1/4 cup cashews soaked
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup almond milk
- Soak cashews for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight in water in the fridge.
- Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.