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Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie

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Cauliflower is a super vegetable. Is there anything it can't be? Rice, pizza crust, cream sauce, bread sticks, etc... I've seen my favorite bloggers post about cauliflower in their smoothies but can they be trusted? Understanding the power of cauliflower, I wasn't surprised, but I was skeptical. I had to try it before I could share it. I'm so glad I did. It's freaking delicious.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower florets

  • 3/4 cup frozen banana slices

  • 1 tablespoon nut/seed butter of choice

  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

  • 1 scoop/serving protein powder, collagen, OR Clear-Vite.

  • Nut/Seed Milk of Choice - Start with a cup and add more if you prefer it thinner. I mix almond milk and water. Some people like it THICK to eat with a spoon, but I like to be able to sip it without a big glop falling all over my face. Especially if I'm on the go.

  • OPTIONAL: 1 tablespoon maca, or magic potion of choice. If you go for maca, ask us about our favorite source. Not all adaptogens are created equal. I used Sun Potion Anandamide. It has an insane mix of ashwagandha, reishi, moringa, turmeric, and more things I can't spell without looking up.
    Although this is a high-quality product with all kinds of cool stuff in it, I don't necessarily recommend you go out and buy it. I felt seduced into buying it by various people on Instagram (I'm SUCH a sucker) and I like it, but honestly, it's expensive. It's not a necessary item. If you're like me and have this or something like MoonJuice or a mushroom blend, this is a good place to use it. Otherwise, just use a pinch of cinnamon and if you're feeling spicy, add a pinch of turmeric.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add everything to a legit high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until creamy.

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CRUST INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 cups raw walnuts, soaked and toasted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 heaping (packed) cup pitted dates, soaked and drained
Photo by Michael Schott/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Michael Schott/iStock / Getty Images

CRUST INSTRUCTIONS

  • Toast your walnuts in a dry saute pan over medium heat.
  • Combine walnuts with pitted dates in a food processor until smooth.
  • Press into a tart/pie pan. No baking necessary!

FILLING INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (raw pure unsweetened high-quality cocoa)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

FILLING INSTRUCTIONS:

● Pit the avocados and put in the food processor.
● Melt the chocolate in either the microwave or on the stove in a double broiler, taking care not to burn it.
● Add melted chocolate, coconut milk, ancho chili powder, vanilla and salt to the avocado in the food processor.
● Pulse until well blended. It should be really smooth. 
● Pour filling into pie crust and refrigerate until set, 20 min-overnight.

WHIPPED COCONUT TOPPING:

  • 1 cup coconut cream (2 cans cooled overnight with the cream scooped off)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar

Mix with a whisk attachment until you have soft peaks. Serve with tart!

Note: Or, just skip the crust and eat the filling with a spoon. :)


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