Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie Recipe

Sneak in your veggies with this delicious Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie that tastes like a rich and creamy milkshakeThis healthy smoothie is secretly packed with healthy ingredients, but disguised as a sweet smoothie. Chocolate lends the perfect way to hide this vegetable so no one will know.

chocolate cauliflower smoothie topped with chocolate shavings in a glass cup with a blue napkin behind it

Y’all, I know what you are thinking. Cauliflower in smoothies… that sounds disgusting. But hear me out. 

Adding cauliflower to smoothies is a great way to add in extra veggies. Since most of us don’t eat enough vegetables as it is, and many kids can be picky towards them, this is a great way to sneak them in without even noticing.

Cauliflower has a mild flavor, and when covered up with chocolate, nut or seed butter and bananas, you really and truly can’t tell it is there.

Your kids will have no idea. You will have no idea. Everyone wins, and everyone gets an extra dose of veggies.

Seriously though, you taste buds will be fooled into thinking  you are drinking a decadent chocolate milkshake. My kids, well the one that can talk, begs for it.

I usually drink cauliflower smoothies in the afternoon to get that pick me up that I need to fight that afternoon slump. Usually around 2-3 pm I start to get real tired. The “I could really use a nap” kind of tired. 

Whipping up this recipe puts my energy levels back up again. Not sure if it’s the cold, the extra boost of nutrition, or the fact that cauliflower contains B vitamins.

Whatever it is, this magical smoothie gets me energized for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

tall glass of chocolate cauliflower smoothie topped with chopped chocolate. The glass is on a white marble countertop and surrounded by chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and a blue napkin in the background

Why you will love this recipe:

Delicious: This chocolate cauliflower smoothie has a scrumptious creamy texture and sweet flavor.

Great for picky eaters: I love adding hidden veggies to recipes. Whether you or your kids are not a fan of vegetables, veggie smoothies are a delicious way to sneak in a nutrient-dense vegetable with no one noticing.

Perfect on-the-go snack: Mix it up and bring it on the go.

overhead shot of chocolate veggie smoothie

Health Benefits Of Cauliflower Smoothies:

This smoothie is packed full of nutrients and veggie goodness. Cauliflower adds creaminess without the extra calories and is full of vitamins and minerals. It is high in vitamin C, K, and B6. It is also a great source of fiber which will help you stay fuller longer.

Eating more cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower, is associated with a lower risk of certain types of cancer (source).

Nut butter adds healthy fat and protein, while bananas give you a boost of potassium, B6, vitamin C, and more. (source)

Overall, you will not go wrong with this recipe.


  • Use frozen cauliflower to make this recipe super simple to whip up. You can also use cauliflower rice or fresh cauliflower florets. 
  • Use sunflower seed butter, peanut butter, almond butter, whatever you have on hand.
  • To make this smoothie even healthier, you can add some of the add-ins listed below.
  • Add the cocoa powder first so that way when you blend it it doesn’t explode to the top of the blender.
  • Adding protein, like collagen peptides, can help balance out blood sugar levels.

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chocolate cauliflower smoothie in a glass cup with chocolate chips and cocoa powder around it

My favorite add-ins to give smoothies a nutritional boost:

I would recommend picking one or two of these.

  • Protein powder: I prefer Collagen peptides– add a boost of protein and collagen, plus it gives it a thickness that lends itself amazing for this recipe.
  • Leafy greens – just throw in a handful of spinach or kale.
  • Chia seeds – about 1/2 tablespoons if you like. It is a great way to add some extra fiber and omega 3’s.
  • Add probiotics- replace a little of the liquid with yogurt, milk kefir, or water kefir to add probiotic powder (we use this one).
  • Hemp hearts: Add in for a boost of magnesium, fiber, and healthy fats.
  • Flax seeds

Tools you may need:

Blender (this is like my favorite cheap blender I got on sale a million years ago for like $40). A high-powered blender will work even better.

Measuring cups and spoons if you are into that kind of thing.


Cauliflower: Fresh or frozen will work. I prefer frozen since I can just buy a bag. Super easy

Milk or choice: Cows, coconut, or almond milk will work.

Cocoa powder

Honey or maple syrup

Banana: Fresh or frozen banana will work. If you are using frozen cauliflower then I would recommend a fresh banana.

tall glass of a chocolate cauliflower smoothie on a marble countertop surrounded by chocolate chips, cocoa powder and a blue napkin

How To Make A Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie

milk, cocoa powder, banana, nut butter, and cauliflower in a blender

Add all the ingredients to the blender.

Blend until smooth and creamy.


close up overhead photo of a chocolate cauliflower smoothie topped with chocolate. chocolate chips and cocoa powder surrounds the smoothie


Is cauliflower good in smoothies?

Absolutely. It makes a great ice cube substitute. Not only does it add vitamins and minerals, but the best part is you can’t taste it since it has a pretty neutral flavor

Why put frozen cauliflower in smoothies?

It adds a boost of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Great way to sneak in a vegetable. 

What are the healthiest vegetables to put in a smoothie?

Cruciferous vegetables, beets, and greens are really healthy vegetables to put into smoothies. You can even add squash and sweet potato as well.

Can you put raw vegetables in a smoothie?

Absolutely. Raw and frozen vegetables are great to add to sweet or savory smoothies.

Check out my favorite delicious and healthy smoothie recipes:

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chocolate cauliflower smoothie in a glass cup with chocolate chips and cocoa powder around it

Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie

Delicious and healthy smoothie loaded with veggies.
5 from 2 votes
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Author: Amy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1



  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 cup milk or choice I used coconut
  • 1.5 tablespoon cocoa powder or more. I like anywhere from 1.5 to 2 tbs
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoon nut butter


  • Add ingredients to the blender, adding cocoa powder first.
  • Blend until smooth. Enjoy


Use less honey for a less sweetened version.
See post for add-ins recommendations. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 1084mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 58.5mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower smoothie, chocolate cauliflower smoothie
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  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! Yes to adding extra nutrition into our daily meals and smoothies too!
    Every time we create a recipe like this one, we add just a little more nutritive healing power.. instead of ‘not’.
    Thanks for sharing. I know my family will love this!!

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