The Secret Purple Monster

Ok, I'm going to preface this with a few things: 1.  This is my absolute favorite smoothie. 2. Yes, the "secret" is that is has an uncommon veggie for a smoothie 3. No, you can't taste it. 4. I taste tested this one (among 3 other smoothies in my eCookbook) at a Kickoff to Summer Party I cohosted with Megan Conner of Endorphins training, and this one was voted the crowd favorite! Bottom line, try it and change your life!

Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
Handful cauliflower florets* 
1-2 tbsp almond butter
1 date, optional for natural added sweetness and fiber
1 scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder, optional for additional protein

*Why cauliflower? Cauliflower's mild taste is easily masked by other ingredients in a smoothie. It creates a thick and creamy texture to fill you up without adding many calories. Cauliflower also has an extensive list of health benefits. 1. It contains phytonutrients that activate the enzymes that support your body's natural detoxification system. 2. Its antioxidant support lowers cells' oxidative stress by reducing the number of free oxygen-containing molecules. An overabundance of these free radicals is linked to a multitude of cancers, so it's crucial to consume foods high in antioxidants to combat this risk factor. 3. Finally, it contains many anti-inflammatory nutrients, which lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease. Want to learn more about how to eat to lower your risk for cancer and other strongly diet-related diseases? Shoot me a message

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