Zucchini Smoothie

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This zucchini smoothie recipe is a delicious & nutritious way to enjoy zucchini. It’s easy to make with 7 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

Zucchini Smoothie in a glass


We always grow zucchini in our garden because it’s one of my favorite vegetables.

I put it in just about everything. From muffins to cookies to fritters and everything in between.

And since smoothies are my favorite breakfast, I created the best zucchini smoothie recipe as a great way to use up a bumper crop of zucchini!

This zucchini smoothie with spinach is a healthy breakfast that’s loaded with protein and nutrients, and tastes like a yummy vanilla & cinnamon milkshake! Plus it’s made with only 7 ingredients in less than 5 minutes.

Front view of a hand holding a Zucchini Smoothie

Zucchini Smoothie: Ingredients & Substitutions 

use frozen ingredients

 If you like cold, creamy, thick smoothies then I suggest storing your greens and bananas in the freezer.  Using frozen fruits and vegetables results in an ultra-creamy consistency without adding ice, which can water down the flavor.

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this zucchini smoothie recipe
  • Almond milk. choose your favorite milk: whole, 2%, coconut milk, etc.
  • Zucchini. I suggest using fresh shredded or sliced zucchini. You can also freeze grated or chopped zucchini to use in this recipe.
  • Spinach. Any greens work well in this recipe. I have used half spinach half kale with great results. (check out my green smoothie and spinach smoothie recipes).
  • Frozen Banana. Adds extra sweetness and creaminess. Using frozen also thickens the smoothie.
  • Vanilla protein powder.  this can be omitted, but it adds flavor and nutrition. Choose your favorite vanilla protein powder. For a flavorless protein boost, add a scoop of collagen.
Front view of a Zucchini Smoothie being poured into a glass

How to Make a Zucchini Smoothie

To make this zucchini smoothie recipe, simply put the ingredients in the order listed in the blending container and blend until smooth.

Use a Vitamix

For the best smoothies, use a high-powered blender. My highest recommendation is a Vitamix.

Then, serve immediately for the best texture and flavor.

A photo collage of six front view pictures showing how to make this Zucchini Smoothie recipe

Zucchini Smoothie Recipe FAQs

What are the benefits of drinking green smoothies

Green smoothies are full of nutrients. For example, this zucchini smoothie recipe is rich in potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Calcium, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, and Riboflavin (to name a few).
High protein content. This recipe has 12 g of protein!
Smoothies increase energy. Lots of nutrients translates to more energy.
Serving of vegetables. You can eat a large serving of vegetables in a delicious way!

How do you make a good vegetable smoothie? 

To make an amazing vegetable smoothie I recommend adding one or more of the following ingredients….
A creamy, sweet fruit, like banana.
Protein Powder
Nut Butters

What kind of vegetables are good for smoothies? 

The great thing about green smoothies is that they are very versatile! Some of my favorite vegetables to use in recipes like this zucchini smoothie are:
Spinach
Kale
Zucchini
Carrots
Cucumber
Beets
Celery
Sweet Potatoes

Can you make a smoothie in advance and save it in the fridge? 

Technically, yes. But I don’t recommend it. I personally thing that green smoothies are the best when consumed within 10 minutes of blending.

Up close front view of a Zucchini Smoothie in a glass with a straw

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Zucchini Smoothie Recipe

Laura
This Zucchini Smoothie Recipe is a delicious way to use the abundance of zucchini growing in your garden this summer. It's made with only 7 ingredients in less than 5 minutes! Plus it's gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and vegan with no added sweeteners!
5 from 12 votes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Smoothies
Calories 137.2
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Place the ingredients in the order listed in the container of your Vitamix Blender (or other high-powered blender).
  • Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high.
  • Blend on high for 30-50 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
  • (Alternately, use the smoothie program).
  • Pour the zucchini smoothie into two glasses and enjoy immediately!

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions
  • Almond milk. choose your favorite milk: whole, 2%, coconut milk, etc.
  • Zucchini. I suggest using fresh shredded or sliced zucchini. You can also freeze grated or chopped zucchini to use in this recipe.
  • Spinach. Any greens work well in this recipe. I have used half spinach half kale with great results. (check out my green smoothie and spinach smoothie recipes).
  • Frozen Banana. Adds extra sweetness and creaminess. Using frozen also thickens the smoothie.
  • Vanilla protein powder.  this can be omitted, but it adds flavor and nutrition. Choose your favorite vanilla protein powder. For a flavorless protein boost, add a scoop of collagen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 137.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 5.5g | Sugar: 4.7g | Vitamin A: 2805IU | Vitamin C: 14.1mg | Calcium: 370mg | Iron: 3.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I just made this and loved it! I did not have any banana. I added frozen pineapple, flaxseed and chia. Will keep this in rotation.