A hidden vegetable makes this Sunbutter Chocolate Smoothie extra creamy, extra frozen, healthy, and tastes like a creamy peanut butter smoothie minus the peanut butter with all the chocolate! Dairy-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free too!
Let’s call this smoothie dessert for breakfast or dessert for your post-workout smoothie! Because this Healthy Sunbutter Chocolate Smoothie is a frozen drinkable dream. This smoothie is paleo, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, corn-free, and delicious. Smoothies are meant to be creamy and boy oh boy is this creamy!
Ever have a chocolate smoothie that tastes so good, and is actually good for you? I have and I have to tell you about this!
One of my favorite bloggers Natalie of Feasting on Fruit posted a yummy smoothie with hidden veggies on her Instagram feed that had me drooling but saddened because almost everything in that smoothie was poison for me. I couldn’t have the almond milk or the almond butter, or the bananas. But I was inspired to create something similar that I could enjoy. The one thing in the smoothie I could have was the hidden veggie. I started from that one vegetable and made some delicious and allergy-friendly changes.
I wanted my creamy and filling. I used sunflower seed butter from Sunbutter. I switched out almond milk for Tiger nut milk. I added collagen and I changed the fruit. I basically made over this entire smoothie because I wanted it to taste nutty without all the nuts, and I wanted this smoothie to taste sweet without the sugar. Plus it needed to be allergy-friendly. So how you ask do you create an allergy-friendly smoothie?
Use nut-free plant-based milk
Use a seed butter i/o a nut butter. Sunbutter facts:
- Sunbutter is a healthy fat. The good fats that our bodies need that reduce bad cholesterol
- Sunbutter is also a plant-based protein. That means it will fill you up, but the protein source is from a seed
- No trans fat
- Powered by the sun
- Not a nut
- Full of vitamin E and magnesium
- Allergy-friendly for those with tree nut and peanut allergies
This ultimate chocolate sunbutter smoothie has a hidden vegetable! One that has a strong and pungent smell and flavor.
It’s frozen cauliflower! Without avocado, banana, or melon what makes this smoothie so creamy? Cauliflower does!
Let’s talk about the benefits of cauliflower in smoothies
- Adds texture
- Makes your smoothie super creamy
- Gets a dose of vegetables in without tasting it
- Loaded with b vitamins and phytonutrients, vitamin C and fiber
- Enhances weight loss
- Fills you up
- Keeps you full
Why put hidden vegetables in smoothies?
- An extra boost of nutrients
- Slows down the fruit sugar consumption
- Fill you up and keeps you full
- Get’s your veggies into a meal without even having to taste them
Ready to rock?
Healthy Chocolate Sunbutter Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower organic, raw
- 1/2-3/4 cup Tigernut milk or plant-based milk of choice
- 1 1/4 tbsp Sunbutter creamy
- 1 scoop collagen peptides unflavored, Vital Proteins
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 3/4 cup ripe pear chopped
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder gluten-free
- 2 drops liquid stevia Nu Naturals
- 2 cups ice
- In a high-speed blender, blast the cauliflower and 1/2 cup of the Tiger nut milk till well blended.
- Add all other ingredients into the blender except the ice and blast until well blended and creamy. At this point if the smoothie is too thick you can add the additional 1/4 cup of milk.
- Add ice and blast again.
- Serve immediately over ice OR freeze for an additional 30 minutes for a serious frosty.
- If you cannot use pear, you can also use 1/2 of a large green apple or 1/4 fresh ripe mango.
- Use any plant-based milk you like. The original recipe from Natalie used almond milk and almond butter. I switched it to Sunbutter and Tiger nut milk.
- Don’t be afraid to switch it up depending on your food sensitivities, allergies, and elimination diets.
- Here are my two recipes for making Tiger Nut milk:
- Smoothie making will never be the same without this stellar tip Natalie of Feasting on Fruit Blog mentioned about this particular smoothie. It's a real game changer! Usually, you add all the ingredients and blast. This time first you will blend together the cauliflower and milk till well blended. Then we will add the other ingredients. Usually, smoothie making is a one-step process. But smoothies using cauliflower use a 2-step process that in turn creates a magically thick smoothie.
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