Veggie Banana Nut Shake

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly smoothie with vegetables, you’ve come to the right place! Our Veggie Banana Nut Shake is a delicious veggie smoothie recipe that kids and adults will adore. The backbone of this shake is the frozen bananas and the coconut milk, which, when blended together, give this veggie banana shake a decadent milkshake-like consistency.

Zucchini is the vegetable of choice in our Veggie Banana Nut Shake, and your kids won’t even know it! This neutrally flavored veggie is packed with vitamins and minerals and a great way to sneak added nutrients into the diet. Of course, the addition of walnuts takes the nutrient profile of this healthy after-school snack up even another notch. And the best part, with coconut sugar acting as the sweetener, there shouldn’t be any blood sugar spikes.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas, frozen

  • 1/4 cup walnuts

  • 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Add the frozen bananas to the blender.

  2. Toss in the walnuts.

  3. Add the zucchini.

  4. Sprinkle in the coconut sugar, avoiding the sides of the jar if possible.

  5. Pour in the coconut milk.

  6. Sprinkle the ground cinnamon on top.

  7. Place the lid firmly on the blender and puree until smooth and creamy.

  8. This banana nut shake is a great way to hide zucchini from the kids!  Enjoy as a healthy after-school snack, or as a treat on a Sunday afternoon.

Health Benefits
  1. Bananas: are a nutrient-dense, budget-friendly food packed with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, fiber, and mood-boosting tryptophan. When frozen and added to a veggie smoothie recipe, they provide a creamy, ice cream-like consistency.

  2. Walnuts: are one of the healthiest nuts to include in your diet according to a review of controlled clinical trials published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In this review, researchers evaluated dozens of trials and have found overwhelmingly that incorporating walnuts into your diet improves cholesterol levels without causing weight gain or an increase in blood pressure.

  3. Zucchini: is widely available year-round, and its mild taste makes it an ideal ingredient for a delicious veggie smoothie recipe. This summer squash is high in antioxidants, pectin, beta-carotene, and dietary fiber and has an excellent nutrient profile, as it is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

  4. Coconut sugar: is a praiseworthy natural sweetener with a neutral flavor profile. Coconut sugar has a low glycemic load, which means it won’t cause blood sugar spikes and drops. It is also packed with many of the same nutrients that make coconut water a healthy choice.

  5. Coconut milk: is a plant-based milk made up of healthy fats and the powerful medium-chain fatty acid—lauric acid. Lauric acid is associated with heart health and weight loss and with fighting viruses, bacteria, and other organisms. For kids who are constantly surrounded by germs at school, including lauric acid-rich coconut milk in their diets may help protect them from illness and even from Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

  6. Cinnamon: is one of the healthiest spices you can add to your diet. Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, and it may even help you lose weight and improve fat loss. In a study published in the journal Metabolism Clinical and Experimental, researchers observed that cinnamon activates both metabolic and thermogenic responses that with further study might lead to breakthroughs in the fight against obesity.

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