Cauliflower is the fad that will never. go. away. But I’m cool with that! First it was in pizza crust, then bread, and now… smoothies! That’s right, you can now add cauliflower to your smoothie, and you won’t get laughed at because it’s #trendyAF on the gram.
This was my first time experimenting with cauliflower in something sweet, and I have to admit I thought it was going to end in ultimate disaster. But I was seriously wrong. The great thing about adding cauli to your smoothie is that it’s virtually tasteless (when blended with the right ingredients) and acts as a nice thickener. Plus, you’re getting all them nutrients this superfood powerhouse has to offer.
So back to the recipe. This bad boy is like just like a cookie dough blizzard from DQ!… but not. It’s got all the flavas minus the crap! I made a raw cookie dough using dates, flaxseed, cashew butta, and Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips. Then I made the smoothie base, using Trader Joe’s frozen riced cauliflower, some Vital Proteins collagen (for that glowing complexion and healthy joints) and a few other things (see below). I incorpoated some of the raw cookie dough into the smoothie base, then save the rest for the pretty topping!
I hope you all enjoy this lightened-up and healthified version of a cookie dough blizzard! It’s lower in carbohydrates and calories, and higher in protein! Let me know if you can taste the cauliflower… 🙂Print
Your favorite cookie dough blizzard gets a healthy makeover using raw cashew cookie dough and a secret ingredient… cauliflower!
For the Cashew Cookie Dough:
1/4 cup cashew butter
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
2 Tbsp Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
For the Blizzard Base:
2 cups unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
1 1/2 cups frozen riced cauliflower (I used Trader Joe’s)
1/3 cup vanilla-flavored protein powder (I used Kura’s Grass Fed Protein Powder)
1 scoop collagen powder (optional – I used Vital Proteins)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp baking soda (optional – for flavor)
Ice to thicken
- In a food processor, combine cookie dough ingredients. Form into small balls (about 1/2 Tbsp of dough). Refrigerate while making blizzard base.
- In a blender, combine blizzard base ingredients; blend until completely smooth. Add 3/4 of cookie dough to blender, and pulse until just combined (you don’t want the dough completely broken up).
- Pour into two glasses, and top with remaining cookie dough.