Recipe - Brain Boosting Chocolate Smoothie

If you’ve ever bought a head of cauliflower with the best of intentions only to toss it out later on because life got busy, you’ll love this recipe. 

 

Chopping cauliflower into little florets and freezing them for later use is a great way to avoid waste. Plus, the frozen cauliflower in this smoothie is a subtle way to boost the nutritional value, change things up from using ice and still make that cruciferous veggie appearance that feels synonymous with a smoothie. 

 

I used walnut milk in this recipe. If you haven’t tried making it I recommend you give it a go (you can find a nut milk recipe here). Walnuts (and cauliflower) are incredibly nourishing for our brain and nervous health. They support healthy production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, and our adrenals, which play a key role in hormone function and energy levels. Together they offer a beautiful way to support your nervous health.  

brain boosting chocolate smoothie

Brain Boosting Chocolate Smoothie
serves 1

1 ripe banana

1 1/2 cups walnut milk

2 Tbsp raw cacao powder

1/2 cup frozen cauliflower florets

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 avocado

2 tsp chia seeds

3 Medjool dates

1/2 tsp vanilla

 

How to:

  • Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth. 
  • Sit back and savour how beautifully you've just nourished yourself.