Kate McCabe - Spotlight
Nutritionist, Plant-based Chef, and Yoga Instructor
Anyone who—when asked to describe themselves in three words—uses “perpetually hungry” as one (okay, two, but who’s counting), is speaking our language. Also totally sincere, passionate, and an all around rockstar, Kate McCabe deserves all of the snaps this month. After experiencing the negative eects of turning a blind eye to her own health and well-being, she decided to pivot her academic focus—and ultimately her life mission—towards nutrition and psychology: a crossroads in which she recognized a powerful connection. Today, Kate’s goal is to educate, support, and guide individuals in achieving vibrant physical and mental health through the power of food and mindful living. As an added bonus, she’ll also be curating a new Wellness Bundle of local produce so be on the lookout over on celis-produce.com!
Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie by Kate McCabe
Unlike many of the fruit-based smoothies we tend to gravitate towards, this smoothie is loaded with the healthy fats + protein we need to stay full, satiated, and energized. Frozen cauliflower is my favorite secret smoothie ingredient - it yields a really creamy consistency, and packs in vitamin C alongside an array of essential vitamins and minerals. The addition of avocado adds to the creamy, milkshake-like texture, but most importantly provides us with the dietary fat needed to power our brains, improve mood, regulate digestion, boost metabolism, and balance weight.
Raw, unprocessed chocolate (aka cacao) is an incredible superfood I recommend consuming regularly. It contains the highest antioxidant content of any whole food on the planet, powerfully protecting our skin, brain, and vital organs from toxins and disease. Cacao is also the richest food source of the mineral magnesium - a critical nutrient (named the ‘relaxation mineral’for its ability to offset stress and induce calmness) for both brain and body health that most Americans are dangerously deficient in. The high flavanoid content of cacao shows the cardiovascular system some serious love, improving circulation and regulating blood pressure. I love that Livwell’s chocolate protein powder contains pure cacao, in addition to some seriously high-quality vegan protein.
This recipe is kid- and picky eater-approved, and makes a super easy (and delicious) way to sneak extra veggies into your diet.
Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie
Makes 1 smoothie
1.5 cup cauliflower (steamed and frozen)
1 cup spinach (loosely packed)
1/2 frozen banana
4 medjool dates (pitted)
1 scoop Livwell Cacao Protein
1/2 tbsp raw cacao
1 cup almond milk, plus more for blending
Pinch of Himalayan salt
To prepare the cauliflower, wash and cut into florets. Steam for 1-2 minutes, allow to cool, and freeze.
Combine all ingredients into your blender, and combine until smooth.
If needed, add more liquid to create desired consistency.
Optional: top with a spoonful of raw cacao nibs and a drizzle of honey.
Serve + enjoy immediately!
Get in touch with Kate
Instagram - @solfulhealth
by Alex Celis
category: Local Curators