Tropical protein cauliflower snacks are a frosty treat, perfect for grabbing after a sweaty workout. High in protein and fiber, fruit-sweetened, these snacks have the strong anti-inflammatory potency to help your muscles recover fast.
Tropical Protein Cauliflower Snacks
This easy frosty tropical protein cauliflower snack mixture uses two ingredients – white beans and cauliflower – perfect to eat after a sweaty workout. The snack has several ingredients that directly boost recovery of your muscles.
And the flavors make it fun: yellow is pineapple and the orange is cauliflower.
The recovery boost comes largely from the pineapple, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory, because of the substance called bromelain. And from the copious amounts of vitamin C in both the pineapple and strawberries. Add in the protein from the white beans, and you have a wonderful post-workout treat.
Next, let’s talk about that elephant in the room. Or, should I say, orange cauliflower in the room? In the frig. Or, actually, in my blender..you get the picture, haha.
How Healthy is Orange Cauliflower?
Isn’t orange cauliflower pretty? There are more difference than the color.
Orange cauliflower is sweeter and creamier than the white version and is very high in vitamin A and fiber.
Strawberries are VERY healthy
Strawberries have a slew of nutritional benefits, including vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, as well as manganese and potassium. I think people forget that and think they are just delicious berries.
Using both these ingredients in this recipe make a very nutritious snack.
Why? Well because I blend them with white beans. White beans, and I typically use navy beans, are tiny white packages full of protein, fiber and a slew of other nutritional benefits, including potassium and iron.
How Healthy Are White Beans in Snacks?
White beans also provide thiamine which boost cognitive abilities. And they are full of substances that fight inflammation, so useful to your worn-out muscles.
And, just as I found with my white bean chocolate chip cookie dough, this bean provides the perfect blank palate to support the sweetness and flavor of fruit!
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Try More of My Protein Snacks
- Chocolate Protein Workout Snacks
- Edible Cookie Dough
- Strawberry Protein Energy Snack
- Cantaloupe Carrot Protein Bites
- Dragon Fruit Protein Bites
- Protein Bite Blueberry Recipe
- Tropical Protein Cauliflower Snacks
- Cashew Spirulina Protein Snack
- Butterfly Pea Flower Protein Bites
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Tropical Protein Cauliflower Snacks
- 1 can (15oz/425gms) white beans (navy beans, organic & precooked - I have used Eden and Whole Foods 365 brand)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen orange cauliflower (I have pre-steam it and used it raw - both ways work)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- Rinse the white beans, blend until creamy.
- Split mixture into two.
- Blend strawberries into one half of mixture
- Blend pineapple and cauliflower into the other half of the mixture.
- Pour into molds, popsicle molds, mini-paper cups, even ice cube trays.
- Freeze at least one hour - they thaw fast so keep them in the freezer until you are ready to eat this frosty treat right after your workout!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in biology, immunology and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.