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I love the combo of Apple & Z-ucchini in this light and refreshing green smoothie.  Chlorella & spirulina (optional) add wonderful colour along with amazing disease-fighting phytonutrients!

Zucchini is a very low calorie, fibre-rich and nutrient-dense summer squash.  This makes it a great choice for healthy weight loss and weight maintenance.  Furthermore, studies indicate that zucchini consumption may improve digestion and blood sugar regulation as well as thyroid, adrenal and prostate function.

Chlorella and spirulina are freshwater algae that have been ranked among the healthiest foods on the planet.  Research suggests that these 2 superfoods can boost energy and metabolism; support the immune system and liver detoxification; improve skin, oral, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health; and reduce the risk of certain cancers.  I would encourage you to check out these great natural health boosters and discuss with your nutritionist or health care provider if considering regular use.

For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (I like to use my Almond Cow to make homemade plant-based milk)

  • 1 cup frozen grated raw zucchini

  • 1 cored diced apple

  • 1/2 tsp chlorella powder (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp spirulina powder (optional)

  • Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, raw honey (nonvegan), or pure stevia, adjusted to taste

This simple recipe makes a light and refreshing drink.  For a 'real meal deal' or more substantial snack, I add healthy fat, fibre, and protein for a brain and body boost.  Good options include:

  • 1/4 ripe avocado

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds or gluten-free flaxseed meal

  • 2 Tbsp Further Food collagen (nonvegan) or Nuzest Clean Lean natural protein powder