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Beverage |245 calories per serving|10 minute recipe

Peach of a Carrot Zucchini Smoothie

This content was last updated on June 24, 2020

This healthy, fruit and veggie packed smoothie will remind you of carrot zucchini bread, with a hint of peach to sweeten it up the natural way. Smoothies are a great way to include more healthful servings of veggies in your diet—with fruit acting as a natural sweetener. Use up a bumper crop of zucchini or yellow summer squash in this smoothie, which will appeal to everyone in your family.

Ingredients

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  • 1 medium peach, unpeeled, halved and pitted*
  • 1 small carrot, unpeeled and chopped into quarters
  • 1/2 small zucchini or yellow summer squash, unpeeled and chopped into quarters
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk**
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 ice cubes
Makes 1 serving. Per serving: 245 calories, 8 g total fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 37 g carbohydrates, 11 g protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 82 mg sodium, 16 g sugar.

Directions

  1. Place peach, carrot and squash in the container of a blender.
  2. Add pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, milk, vanilla extract and ice cubes to blender.
  3. Cover and process a few seconds until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately, or chill until serving time.

Notes

*May use unsweetened canned or frozen peaches

**May substitute milk with nondairy alternative

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