No-Banana, Low-Sugar Smoothie

By: Suzanne Boothby

So many smoothie recipes feature banana, but you can use frozen zucchini and some avocado (both technically fruit) to achieve that same consistency without the added sugars. Simply chop a zucchini and freeze the pieces in a container or baggie. In addition, coconut water naturally tastes sweet but is full of minerals and nutrients and has a low glycemic index. This smoothie is full of fiber and healthy fats and great for anyone looking for a lower glycemic load.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups coconut water
  • 1 cup sliced and frozen zucchini
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • a pinch of sea salt

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Suzanne Boothby

Suzanne Boothby is an author, journalist, writing coach and wellness instigator who has covered everything from spiritual workouts to kale cocktails. She is a freelance wellness writer for Omega Institute and has published stories on Yahoo! Health News, EdibleBrooklyn.com, NBCNews.com, Eatthispoem.com, and more.

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