Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie

Hi friends!

This new recipe for my cinnamon bun cauliflower smoothie is OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Before you judge, I want you to know that I was skeptical at first too. Cauliflower in a smoothie that actually tastes good?!

No freaking way. YES WAY. You can add frozen cauliflower to your smoothie and you literally don’t even taste it.

Josie’s Organics – Braga Farms

I used the Braga Fresh cauliflower for my cinnamon bun cauliflower smoothie from Josie’s Organicsan amazing all organic company that grows their produce in the fertile California Valley.

Their family farming business dates back to the 1920’s, when two young Swiss immigrants, Sebastian and Josie Braga decided to start growing beets, tomatoes, onions, hay and corn.

Today, three generations later, the organic family farming tradition is being kept alive! Josie’s Organics harvests over 25 varieties of USDA certified organic veggies.

How incredible?!

If I see Josie’s Organics in the grocery store, I snatch it up real quick because it’s truly such fresh produce. You can find their produce at stores like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Sprouts and many more.

Josie’s Organics doesn’t use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on their farms. This is so important!

Be sure to look out for Josie’s Organics in your local store! Use their store locator here!

If you want to make this smoothie, all you need to do to prep is cut up and freeze the cauliflower the night before you want to make it! I was beyond skeptical of how this would turn out but it’s a wellness trend that I needed to try for myself.

You’d have NO CLUE that there was cauliflower in this yummy smoothie…because it’s frozen, it adds an amazing creaminess to the smoothie and makes it like ice cream.

Trust me on this, would I ever steer you wrong?!

I am obsessed with smoothies for an easy 5-minute breakfast.

The key to a filling smoothie though is making sure you have a balance of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and plant-based protein.

I used peanut butter for my healthy fat, vegan chocolate protein from Whole Foods for my protein and banana for my carb. I usually add spinach for a veggie but I swapped in cauliflower and WOW, mind blown.

This vegan cinnamon bun cauliflower smoothie is:




Peanut buttery



Perfectly smooth 



#HealthyGirlKitchen approved

Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie


Can you taste the cauliflower? Nope! It’s totally hidden. Great for picky eaters or kids or just if you want to make sure you’re eating enough veggies.

Does it have to be frozen? Yup! You need to freeze the cauliflower before making a smoothie with it. It adds a creaminess that is necessary.

What kind of chocolate protein do you use? In this smoothie, I use the chocolate and greens kind from Whole Foods, it’s 100% plant-based and has super clean ingredients.

Can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter? Sure! That will be yummy too.

Is this good if I am trying to lose weight? Definitely! The healthy fats and protein will help to keep you full for hours.


Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie

If you don’t have or want to use vegan protein powder in this, you can just use some cacao powder instead to give it that chocolatey flavor – it definitely makes this like a dessert.

I would happily drink this every morning.

If you don’t want to make this particular smoothie and want more of a tropical smoothie that’s totally fine! The frozen cauliflower trick will work in any smoothie.

Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie

I added 1 date and a few drops of pure organic stevia drops for extra sweetness – the stevia is optional! You can always add 2 dates if you want to omit the stevia.

Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie

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Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie

Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie

Perfectly sweetened, delicious milkshake-like treat that is 100% plant-based, healthy and uses frozen cauliflower to make it extra creamy. You can't even taste the cauliflower!
serving 1 serving
prep time 5 minutes
total time 5 minutes

the ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen raw cauliflower I use Braga Fresh - Josie's Organics
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder of choice or sub 1-2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 medjool date
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 5 drops pure stevia use 2 dates if you omit this
  • handful ice


  • Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth!
  • Enjoy!

This blog is sponsored by Braga Farms: Josie’s Organics. I am so honored to partner with an incredible organic produce company!

More recipes with Josie’s Organics produce:

Vegan Pasta Salad with Hemp Seed Ranch

Homemade Vegan Pasta Salad

Thai Peanut Lettuce Cups

vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Vegan Chickpea Noodle Soup



Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Sylvie says:

    Love it, next time might try instant coffee instead of coca powder. I could do popsicle I think kids would love it.
    Tks for this5 stars

  2. Donna says:

    I’ll admit I was skeptical about the cauliflower at first. …but I’ve made this recipe twice now & it’s really good! The changes I made which dialed it it even further for me were (per serving):
    -used a *frozen* banana
    -3/4 tsp cinnamon
    -one Tbsp cocoa powder (instead of the protein powder)
    -soy milk (instead of almond milk)
    -3 dates total (instead of the date + stevia powder)

    It really does have a cinnamon bun flavor, the cauliflower flavor is not detectable, & it’s surprisingly *really* good! 😁5 stars

  3. Kate says:

    Can I use vanilla protein powder in this instead of chocolate?

    1. Danielle Keith says:


  4. Taylor Spitzer says:

    I’d been using spinach in my smoothie for awhile but got sick of the texture of it. I wanted something else. I found this one and I’m in love. It is so good. I use a vanilla protein powder instead and double up in cinnamon. And instead of stevia I use organic agave sweetener. It tastes like a cinnamon bun in a smoothie. I’m obsessed with this smoothie!5 stars

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi! For a nut-free version, can I use tahini instead of peanut butter? What do you think, it’s still be good? Thank you:)

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      I would use sunflower butter instead of tahini or Kween and Co oat butter.

  6. Yummy! says:

    Loved this smoothie. I thought I had dates, but they were gone. So I added no extra sweetener and it tasted plenty sweet to me. I like the thickness the frozen cauliflower adds.5 stars

  7. Jess says:

    I’m excited to try this! Do I need to use fresh cauliflower that I freeze the night before, or can I use cauliflower that was purchased frozen from the grocery store freezer section?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Either way!

  8. Krista says:

    I forgot the cauliflower and changed the cinnamon to 3/4 tsp. I also added extra water to the smoothie to make it a drinkable consistency. It was good, which is why I gave the recipe 4 stars, but my husband and I both agreed it did not taste anything like a Cinnabon.4 stars

    1. very good says:

      Krista , I agree, very good , but not like a cinnamon roll, more like a chocolate shake.

  9. Jess says:

    Cannot taste the cauliflower! I used vanilla protein powder, vanilla stevia drops and add more Cinnamon! I think next time I will freeze the banana.5 stars

  10. Lou Church says:

    What is the nutritional breakdown please?

  11. very good says:

    I tried this today, very tasty- but I’m getting more chocolate that cinnamon roll. I omitted the dates and added a tlbs of real maple syrup ( I tasted it before the syrup and it was definitely in need of sweetening up). I would love to have a nutritional breakdown, but I’m guessing around 185 per 1/2 the recipe?4 stars

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  13. Dana says:

    Delish! I omitted the extra sweetener. Definitely didn’t need it.5 stars

  14. Gina Sensenig says:

    This smoothie is delicious. I used PB2 instead of the peanut butter and it was perfectly sweet with two small dates and the stevia omitted. Definitely a go to! Feels indulgent but also nutrient packed thank you for this recipe! I am always looking for on the go ideas for my commute to work this hits the spot!5 stars

  15. Bonne says:

    Love this ! I’m also keto. So I took out the banana and replaced it with frozen avocado. I also added a couple of frozen coconut milk cubes to replace the ice. I used stevia drops and 1 date. It was thick, creamy and delicious ! Keep these recipes coming!5 stars