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Janie's Amazing Smoothie Recipe
  • READY IN 5 mins

Janie's Amazing Smoothie

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"This is a low calorie smoothie that tastes great! It helps keep you full, so it's great for dieters and it's lactose free!"

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 cups Change Servings

Directions

  1. Place the zucchini, ice cubes, orange juice, sweetener, and vanilla extract into a blender. Cover, and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • READY IN 5 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 27, 2008

I made a smoothie like this when I was pregnant with both my boys, to make sure that I got more fruits/veggies into my diet. I would add half a frozen banana and a handful of frozen berries, too. I never used sweetener in my smoothies, but I know there are people who like things a little sweeter. Super good. And, you totally can't tell it's got zucchini! Give it a try!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2011

This was awful. We had to add banana's and strawberries. And it still taste yucky.

 
Jan 08, 2009

Very good! Couldn't taste the zucchini at all. Made a few changes tho': added one banana, used half mandarin/half orange juice, used honey instead of the other sweetener. I also used a bit of green powder(smoothie lacks protein & I didn't think regular protein powder would taste well), I wouldn't recommend it for people who are new to it--it's definitely an acquired taste. Also, I wouldn't add the vanilla extract next time--it wasn't a bad addition, I just felt it didn't need it. This smoothie is great, talk about getting at least 2 servings of veggies & 2 servings of fruit(if you add the banana). I'll definitely make this again.

 
Oct 02, 2008

This was such a strange concept I had to try it and actually, to my surprise, it wasn't bad at all! I even cut the Splenda by half.

 
Jul 14, 2009

This recipe is excellent. I put zucchini in my garden for the first time this year because I wanted zucchini bread, but I thought that was the only way I would eat zucchini because mom used to serve to to us kids plain (and we hated it). I have gotten so much zucchini from two plants, I've been looking for good ways to use it besides in the bread. These smoothies are a good way...My kids can't get enough of them! I've put frozen peach and frozen pineapple into the mix, and I've used regular sugar and honey because nobody in my house is really dieting. I also took out the seeds from the zucchini and peeled it thoroughly. 4 stars for taste, and 5 stars for using the oft-unloved zucchini in a way that is delicious and nutritious.

 
Oct 15, 2010

My 11 year son yelled, "WOW. This is amazing." It is that good.

 
Oct 26, 2009

Followed directions exactly, well mostly but i only have splenda packets and used 2 of those, not sure if its 2 tbsp or not though. Well anyways this recipe was VERY VERY DELICIOUS! it was a little thin but i just added a coup;e more ice cubes and it was fine. next time i will add 1/2 a banana like some reviews said and omit the sweetener. i think i may have added a little more zucchini than called for but it still tasted really delish!...... word of advice; when drank awhile after it is made it doesn't taste quite as good since the flavors tend to separate....but it hardly last that long so no worries!EDIT!!! tried without sweetener and still very very good. Also tried with 1/2 frozen banana and freezed the zucchini, my favorite way was with freezing the ingredients since it came out much more refreshing and more smoothie like in consistency! overall it was wonderful and i recommend for every1 to try.

 
Aug 07, 2009

Awesome. Somebody else said they taste like Orange Julius and I totally agree. They were a bit liquidy for my taste, but I just added in some vanilla yogurt to get the texture I wanted. Fabulous recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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