Zucchini Bread Smoothie
It’s cake in smoothie form! And it’s also a way to cram in plenty of veggies first thing in the morning!
Which is just one more reason why I think this zucchini bread smoothie is the best! The bee’s knees! The cat’s meow!
And I mean, can we talk about that color? Pale, pretty, oh-so-girly, sorta pastel-y green? I am so digging this smoothie just for that alone.
Now, as I’m sure you probably already know, smoothies are kinda my jam and I start just about every single day with one. ESPECIALLY after any sort of fun vacay or party or situation where I mayyy have eaten a few too many cookies. Or, um, cake.
So clearly we should chase that down with even more cake??? Yes, the answer is yes when this zucchini bread smoothie is involved.
Now, today’s recipe is totally different than all my other go-to smoothies because there’s no fruit involved. Zip. Nada. Zero. But hear me out! Because it tastes like cake! <— I don’t think I’ve said that enough in this post, eh?
We blend together some creamy almond milk, oats, a few warm spices, baby spinach andddd frozen zucchini! It adds even more awesome creaminess to the smoothie and of course helps make it nice and cold.
I’m actually kinda kicking myself for not adding frozen zucchini to smoothies before. I have this bizarre food intolerance to raw bananas so I love that I’ve found something else that can up the creamy factor. And while zucchini is in season you better believe that I am stocking up and freezing it like mad!
Cake for breakfast? We are so doing this!
So, let’s move along to a few tips & tricks for the recipe.
- The frozen zucchini really is key for the texture of this smoothie. So be sure to plan ahead and freeze! I tried this a few times with unfrozen zucchini and ice and it’s just kind of meh for various reasons. So freeze, freeze, freeze!!
- If you don’t use vanilla flavored milk, I would add a splash of vanilla extract to the blender. It helps up the cake factor.
- While this smoothie is fantastic plain, it is especially delicious topped with a bit of granola or a quick sprinkle of ground cinnamon. So good.
- This may go without saying for any smoothie, but be sure to serve this right away. Sometimes when I make smoothies I keep them in the fridge to drink later in the day, but this one is best served super cold and freshly blended.
Two of my other favorite smoothies for this time of year??? This watermelon berry smoothie to beat the heat! Orrrr this peanut butter and jelly smoothie! For those of us who love PB&J anything something fierce.
Yield: 1 large smoothie
Zucchini Bread Smoothie
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:0 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes
Cake for breakfast?! This zucchini bread smoothie is simple to make, filled with wholesome ingredients and crazy delicious!
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- ⅛ cup raw walnut halves
- ½ cup lightly packed baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup chopped frozen zucchini (about 1 medium)
- ½ to 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, to taste
- ice, if needed
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Add additional milk to thin the mixture out / get it going in the blender or ice to thicken it up!
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