I'm clearly obsessed with smoothies. This is the third smoothie that I've posted on K&K this summer (Peach Ginger and Green Goodness), and this one is definitely delicious (though let's not pretend that it's as healthy as the other ones). It is definitely a delicious treat though! Now you may be thinking, "Zucchini?! In my smoothie?! Kelsey, you are cray cray." But I have to tell you that zucchini in smoothies is genius, though I will admit that this smoothie was the result of me looking in my fridge and finding it practically empty. I wanted a smoothie so badly, but all I had was a banana and some yogurt... and of course some zucchini. I tried a version with a little bit of orange juice, but it was only "meh." Convinced that I could make zucchini smoothies work, I did a little bit of searching and saw a few recipes with chocolate in the title, so I used the second half of the zucchini to make this chocolate-y, delicious version. In fact, if I didn't tell you there was zucchini in it and you took a sip, you would probably never guess the secret ingredient, because the smoothie mostly tastes like chocolate and banana, with a hint of almond butter. So, give this one a try for breakfast this week. I know most of you are struggling with finding new ways to use summer's bounty of zucchini anyways!
Chocolate Zucchini SmoothieServes 1
1/2 medium zucchini
1/2 cup fat-free chocolate milk*
2 tablespoons 2% plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup blueberries
Dash of cinnamon
1 tablespoon almond butter
Blend all ingredients together in a blender (or with an immersion blender like me).
*You could substitute 1/2 cup regular skim milk and 1 scoop chocolate protein powder for the chocolate milk if you want to pump up the protein!