A great way to use up your end-of-summer squashes or a delicious blend to get extra veggies in, Creamy Zucchini Smoothie is dairy-free, Paleo, and the perfect breakfast or snack for a busy day!
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Yep. I went there. I put zucchini in a smoothie! But that probably won’t come as much of a surprise to many of you longtime and faithful TNNers, as I have been making smoothies with unconventional ingredients for years. My Sunrise Butternut Squash Smoothie and Creamy Cauliflower & Blueberry Smoothie are two of my MOST POPULAR recipes and ones that you guys always email me about.
I have been a smoothie-going-gal for many many years. Green smoothies were kind of my introduction into real food many moons ago. I just loved how easy they are to whip up on a busy morning, how they could be made to to adapt to my family’s personal taste preferences (or what what I had on hand) and that they sent us into our day with bellies and bodies full of plant goodness.
Green smoothies also kinda started my obsession with veggie-loading as many foods as I could! I mean, if I could so easily get veggies in at breakfast….what else could I easily add veggies to? The answer is: SO MANY THINGS!
Anyway…so yeah, I am a hardcore and seasoned smoothie groupie. There are few vegetables and fruits that I haven’t tried in a smoothie (except for brussels sprouts, that is where I draw the line) and I have discovered so many wonderful blends over the years!
Like this Creamy Zucchini Smoothie. I have been making a versions of this smoothie for a couple of years now. I discovered a while back that adding a zucchini to a smoothie gives it a lovely creamy consistency like a banana and often found myself subbing zucchinis for bananas in my smoothies for the extra punch of veggies!
And since we all have zucchini coming out of our ears from this end-of-summer heat, I thought *this* was the perfect time to unleash a new and out-of-the-box smoothie recipe that involved the lovely zucchini!
Wonderfully creamy, chocked full of green veggie goodness and naturally sweetened with frozen mangoes…THIS is going to be your new go-to green smoothie recipe!
Also check out Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins! I have a feeling you’ll love ’em!
Other veggie-loaded smoothies to get those veggies in early!
- Easy Green Smoothie
- Pink Beet Smoothie
- Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
- Cherry Smoothie (with spinach)
- Simple Spinach Mango Smoothie
Did you try this zucchini smoothie recipe and now you’re hungry for more?
Creamy Zucchini Smoothie
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 1 cup chopped zucchini (I have used both fresh zucchini and steamed and then frozen zucchini in this recipe. Both work wonderfully.)
- 1-2 handfuls baby spinach or other greens
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 medium ripe avocado
- 1-2 cups frozen mango or to taste depending on how sweet you like it
- Combine milk, zucchini, and spinach in a blender and blend until smooth and the greens are well chopped.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Portion into glasses and enjoy immediately.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!