Pineapple-Zucchini Green Smoothie Recipe

One of our readers, Charla, sent us this tasty green smoothie recipe using zucchini. It’s a delicious and refreshing mineral-rich smoothie. Don’t be turned off by the zucchini because it has a subtle taste that is masked by the pineapple. Her recipe called for 1/2 can of pineapple and juice, but I used fresh pineapple instead and recommend using fresh fruit over canned if possible.

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Pinapple-Zucchini Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 medium organic zucchini
  • 1/2 cup organic Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2 stalks organic celery
  • 1/2 can pineapple and juice (I used 1 cup fresh, chopped pineapple)
  • 8 ounces filtered water

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 139
Fat: 1g
Protein: 4g
Carbohydrates: 32g
Calcium: 11% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 3.2mg
Vitamin A: 112% RDA
Vitamin C: 174% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 through B6, and vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

Serving Size: One.

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Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.