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May 11, 2018

Using crunchy cacao nibs as a topping on this creamy smoothie really reminds me of eating a delicious bowl of cookie cereal. This smoothie is oh-so-creamy and completely fruit-free! While fruit is a healthy addition to the diet, it can really add to the sugar content of your day… so exploring some fruit-free smoothies are a great way to reduce overall sugar intake. If you’re scrunching your nose up at the idea of putting cauliflower and zucchini in a smoothie, give it a go and see just how creamy this smoothie ends up!


  • Nutritional Breakdown: per 2 portions (whole recipe)


  • Calories: 427.35 (854.7)
  • Carbs: 25.05 (50.5)
  • Fat: 21.785 (43.57)
  • Protein: 37.515 (75.03)
  • Sugar: 9.85 (19.7)
  • Fibre: 6.1 (12.2)
  • Preparation time: 35 minutes
    Serves 2


  • ½ cup cashews, raw, soaked in water for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  • 1 zucchini, chopped, frozen.
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped, frozen.
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder.
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder.
  • 2 sachets Nuvia Sweetener.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream.
  • 500ml almond milk or milk of choice.

  • To serve
  • Extra raw cashews.
  • Cacao nibs.
  • Raw cacao powder.


  • 1. Soak cashews ahead of time and leave in the fridge.
  • 2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • 3. Top with cashews, cacao nibs and cacao powder.


To make this smoothie vegan, go for a pea or brown rice based protein.

Soaking the cashews adds to the creaminess of this recipe. If you don’t have 30 minutes to soak the cashews, simply place them in boiling water for five minutes to soften them.

Author : Liv Kaplan

Liv Kaplan is a nutritionist and passionate foodie with a keen eye for all things health and wellness. Located on the shores of Bondi Beach, she knows where to find the best almond milk lattes and is a living example of how good nutrition is an integral part of our overall health. Her recipes focus on mood-boosting and blood sugar balancing goodness and she believes eating well should be easy and effortless, not stressful! If she’s not getting creative in the kitchen, you can find her getting salty in the ocean, getting zen on the yoga mat or picking up fresh produce from the local farmer’s market.

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