As you should know, I love using zucchini (and even cauliflower) in my oatmeal to make it more voluminous without the caloric density of added oatmeal. I had been hearing more and more about using vegetables as a base for smoothies but hadn't bothered to try it - UNTIL NOW
By using a vegetable base you are allowing for a low sugar smoothie, but this particular recipe is almost like a fluffy mousse texture, so delicious! I have already had this smoothie twice in 24 hours (this is not an exaggeration) and this recipe was adapted from Rachlmansfield.com ! I plan to experiment with more flavor combinations and also different vegetables for the base - comment below if you would like for me to blog various vegetable based smoothie recipes that I come up with.
- 1/2 c frozen zucchini
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 fresh avocado
- 1 tablespoon nut butter
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 2 dates
- 1 teaspoon maca powder *optional
- 1 scoop Natural Citizen Organic Digest *optional (coupon code available!)
- 1 cup nondairy milk
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend on high until combined. Top with desired toppings such as coconut flakes, fresh fruit or cacao nibs. Enjoy!