Chocolate Zucchini And Spring Mix Smoothie
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- 1 cup Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix
- 8 oz. Almond milk
- 2-4 oz. water (depending on desired consistency)
- 1 Banana, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup zucchini, steamed and then frozen
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1-2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (your preference)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of Celtic sea salt
- Handful of ice
- *Optional toppings: fresh grated zucchini and cacao nibs
Spring mix and chocolate in a smoothie? Oh yes, friends. Yes, indeed. Just give this rich, delicious and nutritious smoothie from Megs at Curry Girls Kitchen. This guilt-less morning treat tastes like a glass full of chocolate chip zucchini bread. Smoothies are a great way to sneak more organic greens into your diet.
Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until nice and creamy. Add more water if desired. Top with optional toppings
This smoothie was super easy, filling, long lasting, and DELICIOUS! I plan to have this many, many more mornings (maybe even tomorrow). I highly recommend it.
I would, however, really like to know the nutrition information.
Yes! P;ease provide nutrition information. I sometimes won’t try recipes if it’s not available.
Here you go, Cynthia. The specifics will depend on which specific ingredients and how (I calculated this with 1 tbsp of almond butter): 591 calories, 91 grams of carbs, 16 grams of fat, 28 grams of protein.
steam before freezing?
Sounds great but. . .Why does the zucchini need to be steamed before freezing?
Great question! Veggies all need to be par-cooked before freezing because freezing destroys their cell structure and so they turn to mush if not par-cooked beforehand. Fruits have more sugars in them, which helps protect their quality and color during freezing, so they are not typically par-cooked in advance.