Does cauliflower seem like an unlikely breakfast food? Just trust us, keep reading!
The cacao powder this recipe contains is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available on the planet! But, cacao is also responsible for that familiar chocolatey flavour you know and love!
Cacao boasts dense mineral content including calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. Plus, it contains a whole host of vitamins and antioxidants along with fibre. Cacao is a superfood, if there ever was one!
Most of us have heard of adding spinach to a smoothie or shake! Well, we’re just taking it up a notch with cauliflower! This vegetable lends itself to a mild flavour and a creamy texture, but that doesn’t mean it won’t pack a nutrient-punch. Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous vegetable family, and this family of foods has an affinity for supporting our bodies’ detoxification functions. It contains choline, which is critical for learning and memory, b-vitamins to spark your energy and metabolism, and antioxidants known to protect against cancer.
One ingredient in this recipe you may not be familiar with is maca. Maca is a herbaceous root native to the Andes mountains in South America. Like cacao, maca is a nutritional powerhouse. But, it’s also an traditionally used as an adaptogen – a group of plants that help us manage stress more effectively. On top of that, maca is known to improve fertility and boost libido.
The vanilla powder in this recipe gives the shake a sweet, aromatic flavour that nicely compliments the deep chocolate and maca flavours. Plus, vanilla powder contains nearly no carbohydrates, so it is an excellent way to add sweetness without adding sugar!
Almond milk, almond butter and banana round out the recipe ensuring a delicious flavour and desirable texture.
Cauliflower for breakfast? Give it a try in this Cauliflower Chocolate Shake!
Chocolate Cauliflower Shake
The cacao powder in this recipe is nutrient-dense!It is not only responsible for that familiar chocolate flavour you know and love! Cacao boasts dense mineral content including calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. Plus, it contains a whole host of vitamins and antioxidants along with fibre. Cacao is a superfood!
- 2 cups Cauliflower (Fresh or frozen)
- 2 Bananas (Frozen)
- 2 tbsp Almond Butter
- ¼ cup Cacao Powder
- ½ cup Chocolate Protein Powder
- 2 cups Almond Milk (Unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp Maca Powder
- In your blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth, pour into glasses and enjoy!
Make It Mocha
Replace half of the almond milk with chilled coffee.
Like It Sweeter
Add pitted medjool dates.
No Maca Powder
Leave it out or use cinnamon instead.
Amount per serving:
Calories – 449
Carbs – 50g
Fiber – 17g
Sugars – 20g
Protein – 31g
Fat – 16g