When we think of cauliflower, savory dishes like cauliflower pizza or cauliflower stir-fry often come to mind. But, surprisingly, cauliflower also works well in a smoothie.
This low-carb yet nutrient-packed smoothie doesn’t contain any fruit, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious! The addition of coconut milk and heavy cream makes it delectably thick and creamy, while the cocoa powder and cacao nibs add some chocolatey goodness.
While cauliflower might seem like an odd flavor profile to introduce in a chocolate-based smoothie, it has a minimal and light taste that isn’t easily detected when included with other ingredients—perfect for any fussy eaters or vegetable-haters you might know!
Cauliflower is also low in calories, with only 25 calories per 100 grams. This makes it an excellent option for adding bulk to a smoothie so that you can feel fuller for longer. While all vegetables pack a nutritional punch, cauliflower is considered a superfood as it’s incredibly high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. The nutrient profile of cauliflower is so strong that it has even been linked to having a protective effect against cancer while enhancing learning and memory. Amazing!
Cacao nibs are small, crushed-up cocoa beans after they have been harvested, dried, and fermented. They’re free from any added sugars or flavoring, so they have an extremely rich, intense, chocolatey flavor. Cacao nibs are one of the least processed cocoa products on the market, making them an excellent alternative for health conscious-chocolate lovers.
While adding cacao nibs is a great way to up the rich flavor in this smoothie, they are also loaded with beneficial nutrients and compounds, including iron, magnesium, and zinc.
This smoothie recipe calls for coconut milk. However, if you’re allergic to coconut or don’t like the taste, feel free to substitute it with unsweetened almond, oat, or plain milk.
Add in some hemp seeds for some crunch and sea salt to bring out the flavors, and you’re good to go!
Yields 1 serving of Keto Cauliflower Chocolate Smoothie
- 3/4 cup unsweetened carton coconut milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 85 gram cauliflower rice, frozen
- 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- Sea salt to taste
1. Measure out and prepare all the ingredients.
2. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency.
3. Sprinkle with extra cacao nibs, if desired. Enjoy!
This makes a total of 1 serving of Keto Cauliflower Chocolate Smoothie. Each serving comes out to be 498 calories, 44.4g fat, 9.7g net carbs, and 15.1g protein.
|0.75 cup unsweetened carton coconut milk||34||3||0||0||0||0|
|0.25 cup heavy cream||202||21.4||1.6||0||1.6||1.7|
|85.00 gram cauliflower rice||21||0||4.3||1.7||2.6||1.6|
|1.50 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder||31||0.8||4.5||1.5||3||1.5|
|3.00 tablespoon hemp seeds||166||14.6||2.6||1.2||1.4||9.5|
|1.00 tablespoon cacao nibs||44||4.4||2.3||1.2||1.2||0.9|
|0.00 none sea salt||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|Per Serving (/1)||498||44.4||15.3||5.6||9.7||15.1|