Chocolate Almond Cauliflower Smoothie
Breakfast that feels like dessert. While delicious as written, there is a little choose-your-own-adventure caveat here. If you prefer a lower-sugar smoothie, keep the Dutch-process cocoa, which provides a deeply chocolaty and rounded flavor. It will be plenty sweet with a single date. If you prefer to capitalize on the potent polyphenols in chocolate, use raw cacao. It will taste more bitter this way, but you can compensate with an additional date.
1 cup frozen cauliflower rice
1 cup coconut or almond milk
½ avocado or banana
1 date, pitted
2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Combine all ingredients and blitz until smooth.
Originally featured in The Annual New Year Detox: 2022 Edition