Post Workout Chocolate Zucchini Bread Smoothie

Post Workout Chocolate Zucchini Bread Smoothie

I tried out a new post workout recovery drink today and I HAVE to share the recipe with you!! Its SO good!! Its a Post Workout Chocolate Zucchini Bread Smoothie. I am typically an early morning workout person…. that means I drink water and my pre workout energize drink and then get STRAIGHT to my workout. I don’t eat or anything beforehand. That being said, often times I am HUNGRY in the morning, but don’t eat my first “meal” until a few hours later.

On days like today where I woke up a little hungry, a shake like this was PERFECT!! It had a little more body and volume {are those words okay to describe food?! I know they’re normally hair adjective lol} and made me feel more satisfied.

SO – are you a Zucchini bread person?? Here where I live, in East Tennessee, a lot of people garden and grow vegetables over the summer. Zucchini is one of the more common ones. Its also the one where people end up growing a TON and bringing the excess to work, church functions, etc to try and get rid of it so it actually gets USED!! SO it wasn’t until recently that I had even tried Zucchini bread before. I think its DELISH! I’m still more a pumpkin bread person though. SO if you like that banana bread taste – you’ll love this as a smoothie and you get an extra boost with the hidden veggie too!! A GREAT one for kids so you can sneak in a little more green to their life.

The way that I made this smoothie is using my chocolate protein mix that I use after my workouts…. I use one called Beachbody Performance Recover. I personally use the plant based chocolate flavor. Reminds me of old school Nesquik. Anyways – this adds in a good amount of post workout FUEL (20 g. of protein) to my body with the correct ratio of carbs/protein. Then, I add in almond milk, a 1/2 frozen banana, tsp. of almond butter, cinnamon, and 1 cup chooped RAW zucchini… .Blend that baby up!! You’ll need a good high powered blender to get a nice smooth consistency.

(And if you’re a card-carrying member of the “I Hate Vegetables” Club, don’t worry — you can’t taste the zucchini!)

OK…here’s the recipe!

Post Workout Chocolate Zucchini Bread Ingredients

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Smoothie

This healthy Post Workout Chocolate Zucchini Bread Smoothie with Chocolate Recover tastes just like zucchini bread! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop Beachbody Performance Chocolate Recover (or chocolate protein of choice)
  • ½ large banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp. all-natural almond butter
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine almond milk, Recover, banana, zucchini, almond butter, and cinnamon in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth. 

Recipe Notes

  • Add ice to the smoothie if you like a thicker consistency; add water if you want a thinner consistency.
  • To make this recipe 100-percent vegan, use Plant-Based Chocolate Recover.

Make sure and let me know if you try out this recipe!!! I’d love to hear how you liked it!

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