Zucchini, celery, and spinach in a smoothie? We know – it sounds odd. But trust us. They’re entirely undetectable as they add so much nutrition to this gorgeous blueberry smoothie. Let’s do this!
This 8-ingredient, 1-blender, 5-minute smoothie starts with frozen ripe banana and frozen wild blueberries.
Next come celery to reduce inflammation and boost hydration, spinach for zinc and folate, and zucchini! Zucchini is what makes this smoothie ultra creamy. And it adds plenty of fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, and vitamin C!
Next, add some hemp seeds for healthy fats, amino acids, and protein; cinnamon for blood sugar stabilization and anti-inflammatory benefits; and coconut milk for creaminess and antibacterial benefits.
Look at that color! Swoon.
We hope you LOVE this smoothie! It’s:
(Undetectably) Loaded with vegetables
& Uber delicious
This would make the perfect quick breakfast or afternoon snack. Add whatever other add-ins you prefer for more nutrition and flavor. I love the addition of cinnamon for antioxidants and spice. And I usually toss in maca for hormone balance and feel-good vibes.
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Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 large ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries (organic when possible)
- 1 large stem celery
- 2/3 cup sliced zucchini (fresh or frozen)
- 1 handful greens (spinach is best // organic when possible)
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds (or sub vegan protein powder)
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup light coconut milk (or store-bought // or sub water)
- 1/2 tsp maca powder (optional // for mood enhancement and hormone balance)
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more cinnamon for warmth/spice, banana for sweetness, or zucchini for creaminess.
Divide between 2 serving glasses (or more or less if altering batch size) and garnish with blueberries and hemp seeds (optional). Best when fresh. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2 Smoothies)
- Calories: 218
- Fat: 10.1g
- Saturated fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 31.8g
- Fiber: 4.7g
- Sugar: 15.6g
- Protein: 6.3g