Zucchini has become a fad in the food world since Zoodles (zucchini noodles) have become big. But there are even more ways to use zucchini than cooked or as your new “pasta” salad.

Zucchini has fiber, protein, good carbs and sugars, as well as many other vitamins and nutrients. It is good source of antioxidants and vitamin C, as well as potassium and has anti-inflammatory properties that help to protect against diabetes and improve cardiovascular health. Zucchini also has many other health benefits such as aiding in digestion and maintaining eye health.

Here is a recipe for a delicious and nutrient packed Zucchini Protein Smoothie!

1 zucchini

1/2 a banana

1 tbs cacao nibs

1/2 cup coconut water

1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 scoop Vega Protein & Greens Chocolate Flavored

Simply blend all ingredients together and enjoy!