So The Vitamix, Broccoli Cheese sup recip said you could also use cauliflower instead of broccoli. I received a HUGE head of cauliflower and used half of it in my breakfast smoothies. Say what? Yeah, that’s right, I was running out of time before I fly out for the holidays so I threw a bunch into my smoothies:
- 2 cups of rice milk
- 1/2 cup of home made yogurt
- a handful of cauliflower florets
- half a mango
- an orange, peeled
- 2 bananas (had a bunch going bad)
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (I just shake a bunch in without measuring now)
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (added afterwards to take the bite out of the raw cauliflower)
I felt that oatmeal and chia seeds weren’t necessary because there seems to be enough fiber in the mango and cauliflower. This mixture also generated 6 cups of smoothies versus the usual 4 cups.
Now, what are we gonna do with the other half of that albatross? The broccoli and cheese Vitamix recipe mentioned cauliflower could be used instead. I ran out of rice milk, and with upcoming holiday travels, I decided not to go through the process of steaming rice. I figured I may just use water, but realized I needed something to add a creamy texture. I rummaged through the fridge and found – MUSHROOMS! They were part of my organic basket delivery, they didn’t sprout from spores in my fridge.
- 1 cup of water
- 5 white mushrooms, washed
- 2 mini Light Babybels
- half a head of cauliflower, steamed
- 2 teaspoons of onion soup mix
- 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
I placed the head of cauliflower in the Pampered chef microwaveable pot, added some water to cover the bottom and covered it. I microwaved it on high for 3 minutes. While the cauliflower was steaming, I decided to blend the water and mushrooms because it’s supposed to be a substitute for milk. I dumped the rest of the ingredients in and brought the variable speed up to 10, then let is spin on high for 6 minutes. some salt and pepper to taste, and it turned out to taste really good!