Almond Butter Acai Cauliflower Smoothie (Paleo, Dairy Free, Whole 30)

After 5 days in Kauai, it feels so good to be back home and back in my kitchen!

Don’t get me wrong, I loved every waking and sleeping second of Kauai – it’s such a beautiful place with the nicest people, stunning scenery, picture perfect weather and amazing fresh food. I will put together a whole post on our favorite food spots from our trip soon!

But after 5 days of a LOT of treats (all worth every single bite!) and eating every meal out, it’s nice to be back whipping up my own food.

I took my all time favorite barre class this morning and it’s been super humid and hot here in LA so cooking was not going to happen.¬†¬†Also, we are VERY low on groceries so I just wanted to use up what we have in the freezer/pantry.

Enter: This dreamy Almond Butter Acai Cauliflower Smoothie.

This was my second time using cauliflower in my smoothie and I swear to you, you can’t taste it. It just makes the smoothie super creamy and thick! Also, I picked up some unsweetened Acai packets from Trader Joe’s a while ago and finally tried it today! It was amazing! I will definitely be using these more.

This smoothie is the perfect blend of veggies, fiber, healthy fats, and just a touch of fruit for a little sweetness without the spike in blood sugar. I used 1/3 of a banana but you could easily sub 1/3 cup berries or cherries too. It kept me full for hours and might just be my new go to, especially once I start back up at work in a couple of weeks.

Hope you love it as much as I do and if you have a favorite smoothie combo I should try let me know!!

Almond Butter Acai Cauliflower Smoothie (Paleo, Dairy Free, Whole 30)

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/3 cup frozen cauliflower (I steam first then freeze but you don’t have to!)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 unsweetened acai packet
  • 1/3 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp brain octane oil
  • 2 scoops Vital Protein’s collagen peptides
  • 1/2 tsp maca
  • a few shakes of cinnamon
  • 1 cup nut milk (I used a blend of my homemade almond and my homemade macadamia)

To Make:

  • Throw all ingredients in blender until mixed well (I had to break up the acai block a bit and add a splash more milk)
  • Top with favorite smoothie toppings! I added a few frozen cherries, freeze dried raspberries and a sprinkle of Purely Elizabeth’s Grain-Free Banana Nut Granola!

Enjoy and Stay Cool!

 

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