Full on food blog confession: I cannot stand strawberry banana smoothies. Even the smell or the memory of the smell revolts me. Don’t ask me why. The only answer I have for you is that I’m a living being with likes and dislikes. Just as every other living being on this earth.
I like bananas and I like strawberries. I just don’t like them together. Gross. It just smells like…. I dunno… really old bubble gum or something. Stuck to the seat of your favorite sundress on a sweaty summer day.
If a strawberry should ever find its way into a banana based smoothie, it must be well hidden as part of a freezer bag of cherry berry blend. In such cases, the sweet cherries, tart raspberries, and summery blueberries are enough to conceal the sneaking strawberry.
Until I noticed that bloggers web-wide were making smoothies with cauliflower chunks instead of bananas.
Well isn’t the best idea ever. Cause now I can freely use strawberries in my smoothie any time I like. And um…it gives me a secret excuse to indulge my inner sugar monster and add a bit of maple syrup. I don’t usually add sweeteners to smoothies, cause the banana is enough, but sometimes I’d really really like to. When I’m having a sugar craving and such. But since you don’t have a banana here, a little maple syrup isn’t terrible.
Cause sometimes life just calls for a few drops of extra sweetness, right?
Groats are available in the health food/hippie sections of some grocery stores. I ordered mine from amazon
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it's almost a two pound bag and it lasts quite awhile. to toast them, just pour some in a dry skillet over medium heat and shake the skillet almost contestant for about 4-5 min
You don't have to use smoothie toppings I did. I pretty much just used bits and ends of produce I had here and there
- 1 3/4 cup frozen cherries
- 1 cup of fresh strawberries
- 1 cup fresh cauliflower florets, chopped
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- juice from 1/2 grapefruit
- juice from 1/2 orange
- optional-a few tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 cup toasted groats (kasha)
- blueberries, fennel fronds, grapefruit slices, orange slices, strawberry slices, dragonfruit....
- Combine all smoothie ingredients till um...smooth. Transfer to bowl and sprinkle toppings as desired