Happy Wednesday friends! I know I have talked in length before about how smoothies are one of the best and my most favorite ways to get all of your necessary nutrients in one easy glass. Well, I am going to talk your ear off about it some more today.
Smoothies, not only delicious, are full of essential vitamins and minerals. They are easily interchangeable, with endless combinations to enjoy so you never grow tired of guzzling down the green goodness, and are also incredibly accessible and cost effective. (Tip: I buy all of my superfoods in bulk and keep them organized in little glass jars in my fridge, and have organic frozen fruit and greens stored in my freezer at all times.) Smoothies are great as a quick meal, snack, or even dessert (check out my Creamy Cacao and Mylky Way smoothies)! Compared to a green juice, smoothies contain more fiber and protein, and less sugar. Although, I do love incorporating juicing into my diet, I believe that smoothies make a more well rounded meal. For example, my Survivor smoothie has roughly 30 grams of protein!
So, I clearly love smoothies and all that they are about, which is why I am very excited to share today's recipe with you. This Alkalize + Detox Zucchini Smoothie Bowl is different than any smoothie recipe I have shared before. That's because unlike most smoothies, this bowl has no banana in it! Instead, frozen zucchini takes its place, making it a great option for those of you that are looking for something lower in sugar, banana-free, or perhaps allergen-friendly. If you have never tried a smoothie with zucchini in it before you are probably thinking...ZUCCHINI? Really?! I know, I know. It sounded weird to me too before I tried it. But this green veggie, when added to a smoothie, is the perfect creamy substitute to the beloved banana.
The Alkalize + Detox part of the smoothie comes from the wonderful super greens company, Amazing Grass! This green food blend includes organic, non-GMO wheat grass, barley grass, spirulina, alfalfa, broccoli, and spinach, plus more than twelve cleansing ingredients that help to balance your body's pH and remove harmful toxins. You can find many Amazing Grass products at your local health food store, or simply order online at www.amazinggrass.com and use my discount code NARCHER16 for 40% off your order!
Alkalize + Detox Zucchini Smoothie Bowl
(Makes 1 Serving)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond or hemp milk
3/4 cup frozen zucchini, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup frozen raspberries
1 small handful spinach or kale
1 scoop Amazing Grass Alkalize and Detox
1 Tbs almond butter
1 Tbs chia seeds
1 Tbs vegan protein powder
raw nuts and seeds
nut or seed butter
unsweetened shredded coconut
1. Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy (you want it to be a bit thicker since you are eating with a spoon rather than drinking from a glass).
2. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite superfood toppings!
I hope you all enjoy this fun, super-green powered smoothie bowl!