Recently, my interest in learning about the benefits of food and health have spiked. More veggies, less-to-no-meat. Personally, I blame Netflix food documentaries (which are incredible and eye-opening if anyone is asking), but who is to say that an interest in eating well/right is a bad thing? The "health food craze" has also contributed to creating a bit of health-food curiosity as well. So, anyway, as a result I (and Nathan) have been increasing the amount of veggies in our diets and I am constantly trying to sneak them into meals that typically wouldn't include them - not surprisingly, I've taken this to a bit more of an extreme than he has. For example, I don't think he'd ever dare to try this smoothie. BUT YOU SHOULD!
Frozen carrots and cauliflower in a smoothie?! Are you kidding? No. Actually, you don't even taste them. The carrots are mostly a sweetener and are overpowered by the mango and banana, while the cauliflower doesn't have much taste to begin with. With the addition of almond butter and almond milk, this smoothie is delicious and a great way to sneak in more than just KALE - which yes, is good, but we all need a little variety in our smoothies now and then. This smoothie has been my go-to for a few weeks now, and I think you'll love it too.
Smoothies are the best because 1) you can save leftovers (fruit/veggies) and use them for smoothies (I often do this with cauliflower/ bananas that are going bad). 2) you throw everything in a blender and it's DONE!
Take all your ingredients. Throw them in a blender. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a mason jar or other container and top with your favorite granola! If you're looking for granola recipes we've got a bunch in the breakfast section.