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Sneaky Berry Smoothie 

Recipe by: Eileen Mierski, featured on Chef AJ live on 1-16-24


  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or blackberries 
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower 
  • 1/2 cup soy milk or plant milk of choice 
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or powder 
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Blackberry Balsamic 
  • 1/4 cup cooked white beans (optional) 


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and process until completely blended to a pretty purple liquid. Add more water or plant based milk to your desired consistency. (Or, add less water to serve as a Berry Sorbet.) 
  2. If the smoothie is not sweet enough for your taste, add a squirt of date syrup, some frozen pineapple or more of the Blackberry Balsamic. 


  • Banana should be very ripe, with black spotting on the peel, before freezing. They will be sweeter this way. 
  • The cauliflower and beans cannot be tasted. They elevate this smoothie to a substantial snack and will keep you satiated longer. Using frozen berries and cauliflower is generally more convenient economical than fresh and equivalent in taste. 
  • Be sneaky- don’t let children or skeptical adults see you add the cauliflower or optional beans to this smoothie. If children know, I can almost guarantee they won’t like it, even before they try it. On the other hand, the pretty purple color should nudge them in the opposite direction, even before tasting.
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