Fuel Your Morning With This Pink Power Smoothie

Fuel Your Morning With This Pink Power Smoothie

Are you looking for a breakfast with serious staying power? Think pink! This healthy pink power smoothie recipe provides 7 grams of fiber and 24 grams of protein to keep you feeling satisfied longer.

We love the unicorn-inspired smoothies we’ve been seeing all over social media, but the recipes often call for food coloring, syrups, or powder candy packets.

That’s why we love this healthier version of the pretty pink power smoothie from Chef and Food Stylist Megan Mitchell. Its vivid hue comes from a superfood trifecta of strawberries, raspberries, and beetroot powder. Coconut milk, a scoop of Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein, and blended cauliflower add rich flavor, creamy texture, and plenty of nutrients.

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Pink Power Smoothie Ingredients

  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup canned lite coconut milk
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 scoop Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein
  • 1 tsp. beet root powder

A combination of frozen strawberries and raspberries plus a teaspoon of beetroot powder provide antioxidants and turn this smoothie a bright shade of pink.

While berries are no stranger to smoothie recipes, beetroot powder may be a new addition to your pantry. The hot pink powder — made from peeled, dried beets — provides some vitamin C, potassium, betaine, magnesium, and folate. Beetroot also contains nitrate, which research suggests may have a positive effect on sports performance.

Cauliflower already gets plenty of love as a stand-in for starches like rice and bread, but it can also be used to thicken smoothies! A cup of steamed and cooled cauliflower adds even more vitamin C and folate to this energizing smoothie.

Canned coconut milk provides a rich, creamy flavor and texture. Look for the “lite” or “light” version, which means it has a lower ratio of coconut cream to coconut water (and thus, less fat and fewer calories).

This smoothie gets most of its protein from Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein, a vegan powder made from pea and pumpkin protein. One scoop offers up 2 billion colony-forming units (CFU) of probiotics, an amount which — when consumed daily — can help promote healthy digestion and may even improve the absorption of protein.

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Pink Power Smoothie

This bright and tasty smoothie gets its sweet flavor, vivid hue, and plenty of nutrients from a mix of raspberries, strawberries, and beet root powder.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients

  • cups water divided use
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup canned lite coconut milk
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 scoop Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein
  • 1 tsp. beet root powder

Instructions

  1. Bring 2 cups water to a gentle boil in a small pot with a steamer basket over medium-high heat; add cauliflower to steamer basket. Steam for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain; place cauliflower in refrigerator. Chill for 10 minutes, or until cool.

  2. Place cauliflower, ice, coconut milk, strawberries, remaining ½ cup water, raspberries, Ladder Plant Protein, and beet root powder in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Pink Power Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 546mg24%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative
Recipe by Megan Mitchell

Nicole McDermott

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After graduating from Syracuse where Nicole studied magazine journalism and nutrition, she moved to New York City to write for the health and fitness site Greatist. She currently edits full time for Ghergich & Co. Nicole's work has appeared on TIME Healthland, Shape, USA Today, Men's Fitness, The Huffington Post, Refinery29 and Lifehacker, among others. Follow her on LinkedIn.

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