Zucchini bread in smoothie form? I was surprised by the amazing taste of this zucchini bread smoothie. Have you ever thought about adding zucchini to smoothies? Now you will!
This smoothie literally does taste like zucchini bread. When I took the first sip of this smoothie, my tastebuds could identify every single flavor that was blended together.
We pretty much have all heard of adding leafy greens to smoothies but have you considered veggies like zucchini. I recently started adding this vegetable to my smoothie with the plethora of zucchini I’ve been picking up from the farmer’s market.
Before I add zucchini directly to my smoothie, I chop, steam, then freeze them. Last week, when I was meal prepping, I made a little impromptu video of meal prepping my zucchini for smoothies along with a few other smoothie prep tips.
Smoothie Meal Prep Tips
Ps. Why does the freeze-frame shot always have to be so awkward! haha!
I’ve adapted this recipe with ingredients I had on hand and also making it a little easier to whip up quickly for any day!
Banana: rich in potassium and fiber
Zucchini: vitamins C and A, potassium, folate, and fiber
Spinach: potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B9, and E, high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium
Walnuts: rich in omega-3 fats, protein, copper, manganese
Cinnamon: polyphenol antioxidants
Ginger: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Orange Zest: fiber, vitamins, and polyphenols
Zucchini bread in smoothie form, while adding in extra veggies!
- 1 small banana (frozen)
- 1/2 cup zucchini (chopped, steamed, and frozen)
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped (or 1 tablespoon Pamela’s Nut Flour Blend)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
- In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- For a thicker consistency, add ice. For a thinner consistency, add water.
Keywords: smoothie, drink
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