This delicious green smoothie recipe is one that I concocted in my own kitchen. Zucchini is not the first ingredient that most people think of when they think of a green smoothie; however, zucchini has a crisp, delicious flavor that I am sure you will love. Its taste in this green smoothie recipe will be masked by the pineapple. While you can use canned pineapple in this recipe, I prefer to use fresh, organic pineapple, because it has more nutritional benefits to offer.
Nutritional Information For Zucchini
Zucchini contains high levels of Vitamin A and Vitamin C; however, where zucchini really shines is its ability to offer an excellent source of dietary fiber. In fact, one cup of zucchini will contain 15% of your RDA of dietary fiber. The dietary fiber that is found in the zucchini in your green smoothie is beneficial in the fact that it will lower your cholesterol.
Additionally, the high levels of Vitamins A and C that are found in zucchini prevent cholesterol from oxidizing in your blood vessels, which can lead to the prevention of many different types of heart disease.
Green Smoothie With Zucchini
This green smoothie blends the wonderful taste of zucchini and pineapple. To make this green smoothie, you will need to gather the following ingredients:
- 1 medium organic zucchini
- 1/2 cup organic flat-leaf parsley
- 2 stalks organic celery
- used 1 cup fresh, chopped pineapple)
- 4 to 6 ounces filtered water, as needed
These ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together until smooth.
Nutritional Information About This Green Smoothie
Here are a few nutritional facts about this green smoothie that you should know. Enjoy!
- Calories: 139 (for a single cup of smoothie)
- Fat: 1g
- Protein: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 32g
- Calcium: 11% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
- Iron: 3.2mg
- Vitamin A: 112% RDA
- Vitamin C: 174% RDA