Have you ever considered putting a zucchini in a smoothie?
I tried it recently and now no breakfast smoothie goes zucchini-less. A great source of fiber, manganese, antioxidants, vitamins C, B and A (with barely any calories — 21 per cup!), zucchini are practically tasteless, which makes them an amazing addition to any blended creation.
Go grab some local zucchini at your farmers market, and get blendin'! If it's organic, you don't even need to peel the skin off.
Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
- 1/2 cup zucchini
- 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1-2 pitted dates to sweeten
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (I recommend using raw sprouted one)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbs almond butter
- 1 tbs wild blueberries
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth. Top with almond butter and wild blueberries.
Ksenia Avdulova is a public speaker, founder of the award-nominated digital platform Breakfast Criminals, and host of Woke & Wired podcast, focusing on expanded consciousness and entrepreneurship in the digital age. She was named "35 Under 35 In Wellness" by Wanderlust and “The Fashion World’s Most In-Demand Breakfast Chef” by MyRecipes, a brand of the Meredith Corporation. Avdulova shares the power of rituals, mindful nourishment and conscious social media.