RECIPE BY LEANDRA ROUSE | PHOTO BY SAMANTHA EMMONS
We are on a constant quest to get more vegetables into the day. But dessert is not usually where it happens! Cauliflower brings a neutral and creamy base to this unusual shake and its subtle vegetal flavor blends nicely with traditional chai flavors.
The result is a filling, sweet tooth-satisfying milkshake with the added benefit of cauliflower’s high fiber, vitamin, and antioxidant content.
This shake is simplest to make using a chai seasoning blend. But if you don’t have that you can achieve a similar result with ¼ teaspoons of ground ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper.
Try serving it with a dollop of coconut whip cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
So good (for you) that you may want to sneak vegetables into all your desserts. Mums the word.
For the milkshake:
1 cup frozen cauliflower rice, steamed for 8 minutes
4 dates soaked in hot water
1 ⅓ tablespoon cacao powder
½ cup of plain low-fat Greek yogurt
½ teaspoon of chai spice seasoning
1 cup of your favorite milk, (we used oat)
1 handful ice cubes
Begin by cooking your frozen cauliflower rice in a medium saucepan with 2 cups of water for 8 minutes. Strain, add ice cubes to cool, and set aside.
Additionally, remove the seeds from the dates, cover your dates with hot water, and set aside.
Now, add the chilled cauliflower, soaked dates, milk, yogurt, spices, and ice cubes to a blender to blend on high until creamy and smooth.
Finally, pour your blended milkshake into a glass and enjoy.
Makes 6 servings.
NUTRITION FACTS (PER SERVING):
Protein 3 g
Total fat 1 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbs 12 g
Fiber 1 g
Total sugars 7.5 g
Added sugars 0 g
Sodium 37 mg
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