Simple, thick, and creamy, this SunButter Maca Smoothie needs only 5 ingredients — and one of those ingredients will probably surprise you. It’s cauliflower!
But don’t let that scare you away from this smoothie. I guarantee you won’t taste the cauliflower — instead, you’ll be sipping on a slightly sweet SunButter-flavored treat.
Why use cauliflower for smoothies
Yeah, you read that right — this recipe features frozen cauliflower florets to create thickness and bulk in the smoothie.
In many smoothie recipes, that role gets played thanks to bananas (frozen or fresh). While I enjoy the heck out of a banana-based paleo smoothie every once in a while, I also find myself getting bored of the unavoidable banana flavor that permeates any smoothie it touches.
Enter mildly-flavored veggies like zucchini, avocado, and cauliflower. They can step in to play the same role as bananas in smoothies without overwhelming the flavor (as long as you’ve got other ingredients taking the reigns).
Plus, you’re creating a much more nutrient-dense smoothie by adding in veggies to your liquid treat!
I highly suggest using frozen cauliflower for this recipe. It should be pretty easy to find frozen cauliflower in the frozen section of most grocery stores. But if not, you can buy fresh cauliflower, roughly chop it, and flash freeze it yourself.
Why frozen? You won’t need to use ice, which I prefer because my paleo smoothie won’t be “watered down” while it melts. And smoothies are best when they’re chilled!
Save on SunButter
Obviously, an important component of this paleo smoothie is my favorite sunflower seed butter brand, SunButter!
And since I’m working with SunButter, they’ve given me a special coupon to pass along to you.
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Creamy and simple, this nut free smoothie makes a perfect summer treat thanks to SunButter!
- 1/4 cup SunButter sunflower seed butter
- 2 cups cashew milk
- 2 tablespoons maca powder
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower
- 3 Medjool dates, pitted
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on medium-high for about 3 minutes, until completely smooth. Serve cold.
Keywords: SunButter maca smoothie