This blueberry-walnut smoothie is creamy, sweet and protein-packed. It comes together quickly in a blender and is the perfect pick-me-up for any busy day!
- 1/2 cup blueberries frozen
- 1/8 cup raw walnuts
- 2/3 cup zucchini frozen*
- 1/2 banana frozen
- big handful kale
- 2/3 cup nut milk[ I used cashew milk- use more as needed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
Place all ingredients in blender*. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping the edges halfway through to ensure evenness.**
Pour into cup, sprinkle with toppings if desired and serve immediately.
*Zucchini? This addition to my smoothies has been incredible. If you’ve made any of my other smoothies before, you’ve probably noticed that I often use cauliflower. I do this because cauliflower is high in nutrients and does not have much flavor - which makes it a great thickener for my smoothies. Zucchini is the same. Simply chop your zucchini into small chunks and freeze in a bag until ready to use (steaming it prior is also good if you have time).
**If you plan on making smoothies frequently, I definitely suggest investing in a good blender. (I went through 3 cheep blenders over the course of one semester in college. no joke). I love my Vitamix - probably one of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received. It literally holds up anything. You can buy them certified refurbished which helps cut the cost and still gives you a great product.