The other day I went to Joe & the Juice for the Power Shake. The Power Shake consists of strawberries, bananas, and vanilla milk. I didn’t realize you could add plant base protein until after I ordered, so I asked the worker if he could charge me for the protein in a separate transaction. He was so nice and gave it to me for free! I added plant based protein and was on my way back to work with a delicious smoothie, but expensive. The strawberry banana protein smoothie would have been over $11 and I’m not quite sure I want to spend that on a regular basis!
So, what did I do the next day? I made my own smoothie for about three times less money. To this day, I do not understand how a company can charge so much for something that costs next to nothing to make. Probability is something I understand, but is that high of a markup really that necessary?
Anyways, one of my favorite things to do with recipes is to hide nutritional foods without being able to taste them! This recipe has frozen cauliflower.
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie with cauliflower, oats, and chia seeds.
- 3 Ice Cubs
- 1 cup Original Almond Milk unsweetened
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries or fresh
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1/3 cup Frozen Cauliflower
- 1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- Handful Rolled Oats
- 1 tsp Chia Seeds optional
Toss everything in a blender and blend until smooth. You may have to add more almond milk.
*I prefer using frozen fruit and veges in order to thicken the smoothie. Fresh fruit and veges will make the smoothie more liquid based.
As stated in the recipe above, feel free to use fresh fruit in order to obtain a smoothie that’s less thick. Your pockets will be much happier if you decide to make smoothies more often at home rather than purchasing from a restaurant!