The Unexpected Frozen Ingredient That Totally Upgrades Smoothies

Drumroll, please! Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you the cauliflower smoothie. Yes, people are putting cauliflower in their smoothies now. Lately, we’ve noticed this member of the cruciferous veggie family popping up in smoothie posts on Instagram more and more. Now, you might be thinking: Woah, I dig the cauli mash and I’m totally down with buffalo cauliflower wings, but I’m not so sure how it will turn out in my smoothie. Well, the Instagrammers behind the trend told MindBodyGreen that it doesn’t change the flavor of smoothies at all (really!) AND it helps to up the creaminess. We will take it.

On top of that, cauliflower adds all sorts of health perks: it’s loaded with vitamins C and K, folate and fiber (which keeps you nice and full), and it only rings in at 25 calories per cup. Plus, unlike many a smoothie add-in, cauliflower is low in sugar. And frozen cauliflower is a super inexpensive buy. Long story short, cauliflower is quite the unexpected smoothie star. But if you’re not sure how to approach the cauliflower-smoothie trend (understandable), not to fear: We’ve rounded up six simple recipes for whipping up your very own cauliflower smoothie. Check them out below.

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