This easy Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie is sweet and creamy. You'd never know there's cauliflower in it.
This Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie is made in minutes. With its sweet chocolaty taste and creamy texture, you would never guess there's cauliflower in it.
Smoothies are a great way to hide vegetables. Here the sweetness of the banana and the rich bitter cacao powder hide the flavor of the cauliflower.
Smoothies are also a great place to add beneficial spices like turmeric and ginger. My Turmeric and Ginger Smoothie is sweet and full of healthy spices.
Smoothies can also have a boost of energy, like my Vegan Coffee Smoothie recipe.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- This creamy smoothie is a delicious way to get some extra veggies into your day.
- It's made in minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- You'd never know there's cauliflower in it. Even picky eaters will love it!
- Riced cauliflower: Has a mild flavor so you don't taste it. I used frozen riced cauliflower because it blends well into a smoothie. You could also use fresh cauliflower.
- Frozen banana: Adds a sweet creamy flavor.
- Chia seeds: Add a mild nutty flavor. Also adds protein and fiber.
- Cacao powder: For its bitter chocolate flavor. I used raw organic cacao powder, but you could also use cocoa powder. You could also use chocolate protein powder. Another great way to use cacao powder is in my Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus recipe.
- Vanilla coconut yogurt: Adds a sweet-tart flavor. You could also use vegan Greek yogurt.
- Oat milk: I used oat milk because it is sweet and creamy but you could use soy milk, almond milk, or your favorite dairy-free milk.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Sweet berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
- Tropical fruit: pineapple, kiwi, acai, pomegranate
- Seeds: flax seeds, hemp seeds, or pumpkin seeds
- Greens: spinach, kale
- Veggies: zucchini, pumpkin, butternut squash
- Nut butter: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or seed butter
- Sweetened Cacao Nibs
- Smoothie Booster Recipe
- Protein powder or an all-in-one shake
- Probiotic powder
- Beet powder
- Maple syrup, date paste, agave syrup, or another sweetener.
- Elderberry powder or syrup like in my Elderberry Smoothie recipe
- Other plant-based milk: almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk
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❄️ Can I Freeze It?
You could, but I don't recommend it. Smoothies are best made fresh to keep the nutrients.
- For this smoothie recipe, I used frozen cauliflower rice. You could also use raw cauliflower florets.
- I only used ½ cup of riced cauliflower because I didn't want the smoothie to have a cauliflower flavor. Taste as you go to see how you like it.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
No, you don't need to cook cauliflower for a smoothie. I used frozen riced cauliflower because it's a great pantry staple. I can have riced cauliflower anytime.
Yes! Not only is cauliflower mild, but the frozen banana, cacao powder, and vanilla yogurt overpower the flavor of the cauliflower.
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Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie
- Mix all ingredients in a high speed blender or Nutribullet.
- Pour into a glass and top with chopped chocolate chips.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.