Must-try zucchini smoothie recipe

Hello on Sunday. I’m off to sub an early BODYPUMP class, but before I do, I wanted to share this one. It’s a must-try.

I read somewhere that zucchini is the new banana, and while I would never give up bananas (my favorite fruit), I’ve been looking for the right way to incorporate zucchini into my diet.

There are a lot of zucchini recipes out there, like zucchini bread and zucchini muffins that are on my to-do list, but since I am obsessed with my new NutriBULLET, my first zucchini attempt happened in the form of a smoothie.

I looked around online for the right zucchini recipe, however since many of them required too many ingredients, I made up my own version yesterday afternoon. It was risky, but boy it worked.

Here’s what you need:

Zucchini smoothie recipe

 Sweet green zucchini smoothie recipe:

  • 1/2 chopped zucchini (with the skin)
  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 packets of Stevia sweetener

Directions:

Chop up half the zucchini into small pieces, leaving on the skin. Throw all of the ingredients in a blender, mix it up and voila.

Zucchini smoothie

Zucchini smoothie

Modifications:

This smoothie was on the sweet-side, so you could probably leave out the packets of Stevia or drop down to one. Also, to make the smoothie thicker, you could use a frozen banana and add some extra ice cubes. And finally, if you want to make this a meal replacement, you could add some additional carbs, such as one cup of quinoa or oats, to make it a “thickie.” (Apparently a “thickie” is a thing … you heard it here first.)

When I took my first sip, I actually let out an “ahhhhh” because I was so excited about how great it tasted.

Zucchini smoothie

Zucchini smoothie

I was hesitant to make smoothies for a long time, because I assumed it was too much effort. But less than a month into owning a NutriBULLET, and I’ve been making some form of a smoothie most days of the week. It’s a great way to add some fresh ingredients and greens into my day. And once you get going, it’s actually quite easy.

Question of the day

Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? If so, please share. And if you do try this one out, come back and let me know by leaving a comment below.

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3 Comments

  1. I’m surprised with the banana, almond butter, AND sweetened almond milk that you would even need Stevia! Maybe using spinach instead of kale would lower the amount of sweetener you would need.

    Interesting recipe, I’m looking forward to trying it without the added sugar. 🙂

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