Gosh – if you’d told me ten years ago that I’d be putting the words ‘cauliflower’ and ‘milkshake’ in the same recipe title I would have told you you’d lost your mind.
And yet here we are – working cauliflower into a dang milkshake.
The thing is, I think you trust me. I’ve given you enough Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cookies and Browned Butter Banana Bread to let you know that I like things that taste good and really I’m not going to sacrifice on taste because life is short.
But still, I do need to explain myself because… well, I’m asking you to drink cauliflower.
Usually in my kitchen, I’m roasting cauliflower until it’s tender and browned around the edges. I’ve also like to work cauliflower into the creamiest soup. Lately I’ve found myself buying those frozen bags of finely minced cauliflower and trying to convince myself (rather unsuccessfully) that I’m eating rice.
But I have found a successful use for frozen, riced cauliflower. I’m inviting it into the blender along with strawberries and milk.
Cauliflower is one of those sneaky vegetables that can morph into whatever you might need it to be. I find that it leans towards buttery when roasted in the oven and it bends towards creamy when blended. It’s full of fiber, Vitamin C, folate and loads of other good things because it’s a dang vegetable, ya know? This, as you might expect, is one of my endometriosis-friendly recipes. My effort to treat myself and keep my hormones in check.
I’ve paired cauliflower with frozen strawberries, raw cashews, almond milk and fancy extras like collagen powder, and maca powder for energy. Be as fancy or as simple as you’d like – just trust me. This is a treat! It’s rich and lightly sweet and full of health.
Cauliflower Strawberry Milkshake
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- 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 heaping cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup cold almond milk
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- a dash of cinnamon
- 1 scoop collagen powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and whirl until smooth. Divide into two glasses and enjoy right away.
And – it tastes nothing like cauliflower and everything like a milkshake.
This is so crazy delicious! I halved the recipe to make one serving, but kept the milk at 1 cup (my blender needed a little extra liquid) – the first time, I used almond milk as written and the second time, I used oat milk – and OMG it was AMAZING! I feel like there are so many different ways you can play around with this, the cauliflower rice is truly genius!! Please bring us more recipes like these, Joy!:)
You’re welcome girl! I’m so glad you enjoy!
I’m loving this recipe. I’ve had it two nights in a row!
i don’t think you can buy riced cauliflower in NZ (I just buy the cauliflower from the supermarket and blitz it in a food processor myself). I was wondering if the stuff you’re using has already been cooked before it was frozen?
This was so good! I used Amoretti Vanilla Bean Syrup instead of honey and it tasted like strawberry milk!
Ohhhh my goodness, using riced cauliflower in smoothies is GENIUS!
I have steamed cauliflower florets and then used them in smoothies and it just…wasn’t right.
But I will definitely give this a go!
Another great way to add veg to smoothies is sweet potato!
Once it’s blended it has a similar consistency to that of banana/avocado/pumpkin – ie rich and creamy! All you need to do is add in cinnamon, maybe a bit of nut butter if you’re feeling fancy, and some almond milk alongside the sweet potato (I always add in vanilla protein, too) and it ends up tasting like pie!
Seriously delicious, nutritious, and beneficous!
Maclean, do you blend the skin of the sweet potato too? Sounds good.
Looking forward to trying this, Joy. I have read elsewhere of using steamed cauliflower in smoothies as a substitute for bananas. Personally, I hate bananas and usually substitute with pears but cauliflower seems a lower sugar (however natural) option.
So…does this cause any increase in flatulence? Cauliflower being in the cruciferous family and all it was one of my first thoughts. Otherwise it looks lovely and I’m all for adding vegetables into every meal!
So damn hilarious trying to convince yourself that cauliflower is indeed rice- been there! I’m so excited to see your new health-driven recipes. I have been trying to change things up a bit and as a true lover of all good things cooked & baked from scratch, could only trust a source such as yourself, one sharing a mutual appreciation undoubtedly. I’ve scoured paleo sites & just dont fully trust that anyone on most has any idea what really, really good food actually tastes like. So yes, I’m jumping for Joy (pun intended) and can’t wait to try some of your new masterpieces!
With you on cauliflower – love it.
And I think that mashed cauliflower is as good as mashed potatoes. I steam it (along with some of the stems) put it in the food processor then add butter and a bit of sour cream or cream cheese – how can that be bad?
I look forward to checking out your milkshake, sounds rather tasty and wholesome too.