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My kids make smoothies a few times a week. They are a great fast breakfast they can make themselves, that gives me a break from cooking. However, I wasn’t ok with them just being full of fruit/juice/added sugar, as that just spikes their blood sugar – leaving them hungry and a little cranky a few hours later when the blood sugar spike drops. This is one we can both agree on, as it has healthy fats, protein, and no added sweetener. Woot! See my mom hack at the bottom of the recipe for how you can also sneak veggies into this!

5 from 12 votes
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Chunky Monkey Smoothie

Servings 1
Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7

Ingredients

  • 1.5 bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter most of my kids prefer peanut butter, but almond butter works too
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon cocoa depends on how chocolately you like it
  • 1 scoop vital protein collagen or egg white powder optional, but adds protein and satiety

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

  2. Blend on high until smooth.

  3. Pour and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NUT FREE: Use coconut milk, oat milk or some other milk that works for your family instead of the almond milk. Use sun butter instead of nut butter.
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MOM HACK: Add 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower. Adds thickness and veggies and you can't taste it at all!
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PROTEIN: Vital proteins can get pricey, and we can't always swing it in our budget. So, a less expensive option is 100% egg white powder like this one from Amazon. 

24 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So tasty! I added a large handful of spinach instead of cauliflower and it’s wonderful. It may not be necessary, but I ran the spinach and the milk first before adding the other ingredients just to make sure the greens were well blended and undetectable in the smoothie. 🙂

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    • I love that tip for doing the greens first to help them blend in. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. 5 stars
    I always add the cauliflower to this. I do less liquid so it can put it in a bowl and top with sliced almonds and cacao nibs. Its such a good treat!

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    • Oooo. a smoothie bowl! I love it – thanks for sharing!

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  3. Made this today as an afternoon snack and wow-so good!! Added in the frozen cauliflower rice and the collagen- can’t taste the cauliflower at all. Will definitely make for my semi-picky little one too!

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    • YES! I love that the cauliflower is undetectable. Thank you!

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  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made this smoothie for the past two days for my breakfast! I was getting sick of my usual eggs and this has been hitting the spot. So delicious and easy to make!

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    • I’m so happy this one hit the spot! We love this easy delicious option, thank you!

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  5. 5 stars
    My family devours this recipe! It is so versatile as either a breakfast, snack, or dessert! Definitely add the frozen riced cauliflower – can’t beat the creamy, smooth consistency and this mama likes that my girls are getting more veggies! Thanks for another winner!!

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    • So happy your family loves this recipe! My boys make it weekly and just looove it. Thank you!

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  6. 5 stars
    This is a go-to smoothie for me! I love the flavor and the fact that I can add a veggie (cauliflower is the best)! Sometimes I add a little instant coffee too. 🙂

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  7. 5 stars
    This is hands down, my favorite smoothie recipe. So quick and easy to make and the perfect, post-workout breakfast!

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  8. 5 stars
    Always a delicious combo! In true Autumn fashion, I usually add veggies (frozen spinach or cauli rice!)

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    • YASSS to the added veggies, good for you! My boys can’t even taste the cauliflower in these and it makes it nice and thick!

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    • 5 stars
      The kids and myself really love this recipe! And it’s true that you really can’t taste the riced cauliflower. Perfect, easy breakfast.

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  9. 5 stars
    This smoothie is amazing! I’ve never added cauliflower to a smoothie before but that plus the frozen bananas gave the drink a nice milkshake consistency.

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    • I love how you can’t taste the frozen riced cauliflower but it does make it nice and creamy. So happy you enjoyed it, thank you!

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    • 5 stars
      Such a easy and delicious smoothie. My kids didn’t even notice the added cauliflower. Big hit in our house

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    • 5 stars
      We’ve had this for a snack several times now and enjoy it!
      I find that if I double the recipe it makes 4 one cup servings which is perfect for my crew!

      I haven’t tried adding the cauli-rice but I have been adding about a cup of microgreens and that is delicious!!

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  10. 5 stars
    This has been my teenage son’s go to breakfast all week. He even willingly adds in the cauliflower!

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    • Love that he is rocking the cauliflower in it and so happy he’s enjoying it on the regular!

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  11. I’m addicted to your brownies, and now this! Just the right balance of peanut butter! Next time I’ll try the cauliflower hack!

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    • Wahoo! So happy you love the brownies as well as this easy smoothie recipe. I love putting the cauliflower in – I don’t taste it at all and makes it even thicker.

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