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Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 1.30.2019 | COMMENTS: 4

This Maple Cauliflower Smoothie bowl is a great way to add in more plant-based nutrients to your morning jam. I remember the first time I saw Lee from America using cauliflower in her smoothies and I was like– genius! It’s totally a winner and you must try this smoothie bowl!

I’ve always liked a little crunch to my meals, so I recommend topping with diced apples, homemade granola or toasted almonds. Do you have your own favs? If you’re new to smoothie bowls, let me show you the simple art of making one…

Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl with Maple | Simple Green Smoothies

How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl is literally just a thicker version of a smoothie, served in a bowl and topped with goodness. You can take any of our smoothie recipes and transform them into a bowl by reducing the amount of liquid you use.

Let’s break that down:

A smoothie usually has 1 cup of liquid per serving. A smoothie bowl has about 3/4 cup of liquid per serving. Here’s how I did it for this Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl recipe per serving.

  1. Blend 3/4 cup liquid with 1 cup of leafy greens
  2. Add in 1 cup frozen fruit and frozen veggies.
  3. If your blender has a hard time blending it up, use the tamper to activate the blend
  4. Pour into a bowl
  5. Top with your favorite toppings such as granola, diced fruit, and nuts

We advise using only plant-based ingredients to get the best results— more energy, less bloating, glowing skin and more. By swapping milk or yogurt for an almond milk or cashew milk, you could make a huge improvement in your overall health.

Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl | Simple Green Smoothies

Plant-Based Smoothie Recipes

If you’ve always felt that dairy might mess you up or be causing you health issues, I suggest an elimination diet. With that, you remove dairy from your diet for at least 7 days and pay attention to the results. Yet I know how we all LOVE creamy smoothies— I’m right there! That’s why this Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl is the one for you to try today. I can’t wait for you to try it!

Our Thrive 7-Day Reset is a great 7-day protocol to use as a test. You’ll get daily green smoothie recipes, snacks and plant-based meals to look and feel your best. Honestly, you won’t even miss the dairy when you realize how delicious eating the Thrive meals can be!

The Maple Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl below is from our Thrive 7-Day Reset. I hope you enjoy it and if you’re ready to go farther on a plant-based diet, check out out 7-day program to know exactly what to truly thrive.


Maple Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Healthy
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Plant-based


Frozen cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies to blend up— esp in this Cauliflower smoothie bowl. It makes the smoothie super creamy and you can’t even taste it! Not that I don’t like cauliflower, I just know it can be a scary smoothie ingredient until you give it a try!



  • 1 cup (250mL) spinach
  • 3/4 cup (186mL) almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup (250mL) cauliflower florets
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter 
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) diced green apple
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon


  1. Place spinach and almond milk in blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Add cauliflower, sliced frozen banana, almond butter, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  3. The mixture will be thicker than a typical smoothie, but if your blender is having trouble, stop and scrape down the sides, and add a little more almond milk, if needed. Feel free to double the recipe to make blending easier too.
  4. To serve, divide the smoothie between two bowls. Top one with 1/4 cup (125mL) diced green apple and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Eat for breakfast.
  5. Place the other bowl in the fridge or freezer and top with remaining diced apples and cinnamon when ready to eat lunch.

Keywords: smoothie bowl, cauliflower smoothie, plant-based smoothie

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  1. Megan says:

    Using frozen cauliflower that I assume has been blanched before being frozen must be the key. All I had was raw cauliflower, and I didn’t feel like cooking it, and it definitely left a bitter cauliflower aftertaste. The smoothie was pretty good initially even though I could taste the cauliflower a little bit, but if you leave it sit at all the cauliflower becomes more pronounced the longer it sits. I will go with cooked cauliflower if I ever try this again!

    • Holly says:

      I used frozen cauliflower in mine and didn’t taste it a bit, so maybe that is the key. Mine didn’t last long enough for me to see if the cauliflower taste got stronger the longer it sat 🙂

  2. Holly Couch says:

    Even though I’ve done the Thrive Reset several times now, I only just made this smoothie bowl a few days ago and Oh. My. Goodness. It’s one of my new favorites! I feel like I could eat this every day. I was a little skeptical about the cauliflower but trusted others who said you really couldn’t taste it – it was true! All I tasted was deliciousness and I think using coconut milk (I didn’t have almond milk) made it even smoother and creamier. 10 stars for this one!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Holly,

      I am so glad that you decided to give this recipe a try this time on our Thrive Winter Reset!! It really is so delicious and I am so glad that you enjoyed it 🙂

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