Zucchini Vanilla Green Smoothie
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 cup baby spinach
1 small banana
2 tablespoons pecan nuts
2 tablespoons pitted dates
1 cup non-dairy milk
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
1. Wash zucchini and spinach thoroughly. Without peeling, slice zucchini into half-inch thickness.
2. Peel banana and cut into halfinch slices.
3. Put zucchini, spinach, vanilla extract and milk in a blender and process until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth.
4. Pour into a tall glass and drink.
For a more filling smoothie, add 1 cup of quinoa or oats into the recipe. Want a cooler smoothie? Add ½ cup ice cubes or ½ cup cold water into the blend.
Zucchini aids in weight loss because it is packed full of important nutrients, dietary fibers, antioxidants and vitamins A and C. Despite that, it is low in calories, which means it is a good substitute for filling you up.