Vedged Out 2013 Green Smoothie Challenge Day 4

Cauliflower TabbulehOh yeah baby: Cauliflower Tabbouleh

All recipes not included in this post can be found here

Note to Self: Stop pushing yourself like a maniac with your workouts, or else you might toss up your salads.

Yup, yesterday I was feeling awesome, so I kept pushing myself harder and harder during my workout. Afterwards I felt great for a bit, then nausea set in and I couldn’t eat my dinner for fear of tossing it up. Today, I’m going to go a little easier. The good news? I have no muscle soreness despite pushing myself to the limit with my workouts. GO PLANTS!

I have two new recipes for you to add to the challenge today that I think you’ll love!

Apple Pie

Apple Pie Green Smoothie!


  • 2 C. packed organic baby spinach
  • 2 small apples
  • 1 banana
  • 1 T. organic apple butter
  • 1 T. ground flax seed
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 C. water
  • 1 1/2 C. ice cubes
  • stevia to taste

Now for lunch today! Super excited to share the Cauliflower Tabbouleh recipe with you! Who says you need grains to make tabbouleh? Oh, and I’ve since made this recipe with parsnips instead of cauliflower, I liked it even MORE :)

Tabbouleh 2Cauliflower Tabbouleh


  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 diced roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 C. diced english cucumber
  • 1/2 bunch chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2 T. nutritional yeast
  • 2 T. chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 C. lemon juice
  • 1 T. braggs liquid aminos
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method: Pulse cauliflower in food processor until fine, you may need to stop and stir it a few times. Spread cauliflower bits on a clean kitchen towel to absorb excess liquid. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Makes 2 servings (make half of this recipe if you’re doing the challenge by yourself, leftovers don’t store well).

Tabbouleh Wrap

I made tabbouleh wraps for my lunch: 5 romaine lettuce leaves spread with 1 T. of hummus each. Top with 1/2 C. of cauliflower tabbouleh and a drizzle of the tahini cream. Roll each leaf and fillings up like a burrito. Enjoy!

Workout today: going for 1 hour easy on the elliptical

Spotted PeachI heart this spotted peach smoothie, add chia seeds after blending for the spotty bit.

Snackage: 2 C. steamed spinach drizzled with some braggs liquid aminos

Cheezy Smoky Spicy Black Bean SoupDinner Tonight: Cheezy Smoky Spicy Black Bean Soup

This is just flat out delicious. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Stats for today:



under 1,400


under 245 g
238 g 66%x


under 53 g
75 g 21%x


under 23 g
22 g 14%x


over 8 glasses
8-7/8 glassesx

Dietary Fiber

over 25 g
73 gx

Saturated Fat

under 16 g
2 gx

Trans Fat

under 2 g
0 gx


under 300 mg
0 mgx
Sodiumunder 1,500 mg


under 100 g
73 gx

Vitamin A

over 2,333 IU
30425 IUx

Vitamin C

over 75 mg
683 mgx


over 1,000 mg
1069 mgx


over 18 mg
27 mgx

To answer the question to all those who want to know where vegans get their protein? PLANTS. 75 grams of protein today!

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63 responses to “Vedged Out 2013 Green Smoothie Challenge Day 4

  1. I never would have thought of making tabouleh with cauliflower – it looks delicious!

  2. I love cauliflower rice!!!

  3. That wrap looks awesome and I want a bowl of your bean soup now! I’ve had such a hard work week, I’ve been existing on smoothies and cut up veggies :( The soups I’ve had at night are nice a lite but warm/ fill me up and make up for the cold days. I hope you didn’t get sick from your flu a few weeks ago. You’re right about not pushing to much. I love plant based dieting cause you can really gorge on the veggies and feel like you’re not depriving yourself. But go easy on those workouts girl !

    • Thanks Angela. I’m really looking forward to that soup tonight! I’m trying to hold myself back with exercise. Just because I’m capable, doesn’t mean I should ;)

  4. I do have a sweet tooth and that has been the only hard part of the challenge for me. I’m going out for apple butter so I can try this smoothie. Thanks Somer!

  5. Holy freaking moly!! Where can I click on that bean soup recipe??!! I want to make that like TODAY!! I’m totally serious…Everything looks FAB girl :)

  6. Red

    I’m so jealous of your BlendTec. My blender would laugh at me if I put apple slices in it.

  7. You become healthier just by looking at it – it looks SO good Somer!!
    You are amazing, you are :-)

    • Haha! Wouldn’t that be awesome if that were true! Can’t wait to catch up with everyone after the craziness of this challenge :) I’ll be visiting your site then. Love you Anne!

  8. All the food you post looks incredible

  9. Personally, I hate Bulgur, so cauliflower would be great!!

  10. I just picked up a Vitamix today and am too excited for words to start your smoothie challenge. All of your recipes look fantastic!

  11. You are an inspiration and doing amazing things with sharing this challenge with the blog world!

  12. aleese

    Love the new shake!!! I needed something sweet…. Thanks Friend!!

  13. Cauliflower tabbouleh sounds like a dream! I love what you’re doing here, Somer! You’re such an inspiration! :-)

    • Thanks so much Kristy! How was New York?!? I’ll check in with you soon! Sorry for being behind on your posts (I’m behind on everyone’s) can’t handle the temptations while doing the challenge! :)

  14. The cauliflower tabbouleh looks fantastic. I can hardly wait to try it.

  15. Wow, cauliflower Tabouli! This one’s a winner! x

  16. To jump on the bandwagon, this cauliflower tabbouleh is definitely a revelation!

  17. What a great idea! I mean, I’m not much of a proponent of cauliflower, but I can imagine this is quite the treat for someone who is… it certainly looks the part too, Somer!

  18. Cailiflower tabouleh: you are such a clever woman! Power !!! Vegan powder!

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  20. gigiveganville

    Three thumbs up for the recipes. That’s all I got, because I am freak of nature, but these are fantastic, and I will for sure try. Are you training?

  21. Oh duh. Here it is! Nevermind my last comment. I’m obviously behind in my blog reading. Looking good! We’re having sautéed greens tonight.

  22. That black bean soup looks delicious – cheesy, smokey and spicy are amongst my favorite things in any context.

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  24. I just used your cauliflower tabbouleh recipe with rice paper wrappers to make spring rolls ~ FANTASTIC! I made tahini dressing for the dipping sauce and it was perfect. All the little chopped up filling made it a little hard to dip, but it tasted great.

    • What a great idea Kelli! I can imagine the cauliflower spilling out, tee hee! My spring rolls are always pretty messy, so I usually drizzle my dipping sauce on top of the roll rather than trying to dip it and lose all the luscious filling ;)

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  26. Oh, both of these recipes look soooo good! I made an apple pie smoothie last week that was somewhat similar and loved it. I need to try your version!

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