Chocolate Surprise Smoothie

This recipe was inspired by The Blender Girl by Tess Masters.

I mean, what kind of twisted individual would ever think to sneak cauliflower into a smoothie?

Well, I’m sure glad she did. It’s a great way to sneak more veggies into your family’s diet.

Some people use leftover steamed cauliflower for this recipe, but I prefer using frozen. It’s easy to find, and inexpensive. Using frozen cauliflower in your freezer means you always have what you need for a quick and nutritious smoothie. Plus, using frozen cauliflower will give the smoothie that deliciously frosty quality.

Serves 2.


  • 1 cup of organic, unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • ½ zucchini, peeled and chopped or 1 romaine heart, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons of hemp seed
  • ¼ avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 banana, chopped and frozen
  • ½ cup frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • OPTIONAL — 1/2 cup of ice for additional frostiness


  • Step 1

    Place ingredients into blender, adding frozen fruit and ice last.

  • Step 2

    Process until creamy and smooth. Add water a quarter-cup at a time if you want a thinner consistency. Serve immediately or store some in fridge for later. Salud!