Smoothies make it easy to fit nutritious foods into our day that we may not eat otherwise. In this peanut butter banana smoothie, you get to enjoy the classic sweet and salty flavor combo, plus a dose of sneaky veggies! If you’re skeptical of tossing cauliflower into your smoothie, this recipe will totally change your mind.
Smoothies are some of the most fun recipes to make because the combinations are literally INFINITE. Fruity smoothies, vegetable smoothies, fruit AND vegetable smoothies—if you’re using ingredients that you enjoy, it’s tough to make a bad smoothie! With a few simple ingredients, you can create majorly delicious flavors.
Between the rich, salty peanut butter and sweet, creamy banana, this peanut butter banana smoothie is deliciously indulgent! But, still nutritious, wholesome, and fuel-filled. And you won’t even taste the cauliflower!
This smoothie is naturally sweet and creamy, thanks to the frozen banana, with a hint of yummy vanilla flavor. Throw a bit of peanut butter into the mix, and you get an ultra-creamy texture and the perfect balance of salty and sweet!
Of course, you can use any nut butter that you prefer, or substitute with sunflower seed butter to transform this peanut butter banana smoothie into a nut-free smoothie.
Finally, you can maximize the thick, creamy texture and stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth goodness by blending in some steamed cauliflower! (It won’t actually stick to the roof of your mouth, but it’s THAT luscious and decadent.)
…With a Serving of Cauliflower?!
Believe it or not, cauliflower is one of the most versatile veggies, and it can be used in all sorts of amazing ways. The taste of cauliflower is invisible in this peanut butter banana smoothie, but you still get to enjoy its incredible nutritional benefits!
Cauliflower is a great source of dietary fiber and essential vitamins, like immune-boosting vitamin C and bone-strengthening vitamin K. Combined with a frozen banana, you get almost your entire days’ worth of vitamin C in this peanut butter banana smoothie!
Plus, cauliflower is one of the best plant-based sources of choline, which can boost our memory and brain function. Though most people associate choline with animal products like eggs, liver, and salmon, cauliflower is a great plant-based option!
(Check out my Cauliflower 10 CRAZY Ways video for recipes like cauliflower tortillas, cauliflower Alfredo sauce, cauliflower tots, and more!)
The Subtly Sneaky Superfood
Most impressively, cauliflower turns this peanut butter banana smoothie into a disease-fighting superstar. Like kale and broccoli, cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
It contains a few powerful anti-cancer compounds, like glucosinolates and isothiocyanates—both of which have demonstrated the ability to actually slow the growth of some cancers in research studies! Fighting cancer with a smoothie?? It doesn’t get much peanut BETTER than this!