You’re going to love this delicious and easy Peanut Butter Cauliflower Smoothie that is vegan and dairy-free. Serve this for breakfast or as a satisfying snack. 

peanut butter smoothie in a glass with two straws

Cauliflower in a Smoothie?

You’ll never believe how well frozen cauliflower hides in this creamy smoothie that tastes like a peanut butter milkshake! The cauliflower adds nutrition, of course, but it also helps make this dairy-free smoothie rich and creamy. You’ve got to try it before you judge it.

Some of my other hidden veggie smoothies have been a big hit at home and on the web, such as my dairy-free Raspberry Cream Smoothie that includes frozen zucchini chunks. I guess at some point I thought I’d try cauliflower florets (I’ve also tried using frozen broccoli florets and frozen broccoli cubes, but they are just so GREEN, ha ha). That’s how this peanut butter smoothie with frozen cauliflower was born.

Steaming & Freezing Cauliflower

In preparation of this smoothie, I like to lightly steam my cauliflower florets before freezing them. This extra step helps reduce any bloating from the cruciferous vegetable, and that’s a must for my sensitive tummy. Feel free to simply freeze raw cauliflower florets if you prefer.

See my complete guide on how to freeze cauliflower.

Recipe Steps

You won’t believe how easy it is to throw together this smoothie recipe. It will likely take you less than 10 minutes from start to finish.

Step One

Combine the almond milk, frozen cauliflower florets, and other ingredients in the base of a high speed blender.

ingredients for cauliflower smoothie in a blender base

Step Two

Blend on high for about 30-45 seconds, or until the texture is thick and creamy. It’s okay if there are small pieces of date that don’t get completely blended, but you do want to make sure that you blend the cauliflower florets completely.

Serve immediately.

glass of cauliflower smoothie ready to drink

FAQs

How do you steam cauliflower?

You can either use a steamed on the stovetop of the microwave. If using a steamer, then you should steam the cauliflower florets for about 5 minutes. If you use the microwave, you can steam them for about 2 minutes.

How do you make a smoothie thick and creamy?

You need to freeze your ingredients ahead of time. Another way to get thick and creamy smoothies is to use a high-speed blender. I use and recommend a Blendtec.

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Here’s the printable recipe:

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cauliflower smoothie in a glass with striped straws

Peanut Butter Cauliflower Smoothie


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

You’re going to love this delicious and easy Peanut Butter Cauliflower Smoothie that is vegan and dairy-free. Serve this for breakfast or as a satisfying snack.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup steamed then frozen cauliflower florets (or you can use raw, if you prefer)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Medjool dates

Instructions

  1. Combine the almond milk, cauliflower florets, banana, peanut butter, vanilla, and dates in the pitcher of a high-speed blender.
  2. Process for about 30 seconds, or until the ingredients are combined.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe makes 1 serving for a meal replacement, or 2 for a snack or dessert.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: frozen cauliflower smoothie, cauliflower smoothie, vanilla smoothie

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