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Spring Fever Zucchini Smoothie (Raw, Vegan, GF)

6 Comments 31 March 2014

Spring Fever Zucchini Smoothie (Raw, Vegan, GF)

Where is Spring? There has been a lot of complaining about this winter. A lot. When New Yorkers hear that this is my first winter in the City, they make sure that I know that this has been the hardest winter in years. “You picked the worst year to come,” they encourage. “The winters are not always like this.”

But I haven’t complained one bit. Well, I haven’t complained much. I did complain that school wasn’t canceled on the days that it snowed between 8 and 12 inches, but even on those days it was kind of exciting to strap on winter boots and tromp through the snow to work. In general, I have loved this winter. This Southern girl loves the snow! And dealing with the cold hasn’t been too terrible either. While this is a walking community, ducking into warm places like shops, train stations, or cabs means you really don’t have to be out in the cold for too long.

Plus, I think I finally figured out the whole layering clothing concept.

But March is coming to an end, and Spring just has to be around the corner, right? If not, I just may need a visit to a tropical island.


Spring Fever Zucchini Smoothie

by Heather 



1. Place nut milk, quinoa flakes, and protein powder in the Vitamix or high powered blender. Blend for 5 seconds and let it sit while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

2. Add remaining ingredients to the Vitamix and blend until creamy.

3. Pour and sprinkle with orange zest.

Serves 1


Another favorite zucchini smoothie:

Chocolate Zucchini Wake Up Smoothie

Readers, dish!

  • Has spring sprung for you?
  • What are some of your favorite tropical fruits?

Your Comments

6 Comments so far

  1. Great attitude about the winter, can’t change it so why not enjoy it? This smoothie looks great, perfect spring colors.

  2. Raia says:

    Everything in this smoothie sounds wonderful! Next time I have all the ingredients I’m definitely trying it out. :)

  3. Wow – this smoothie is a meal for sure! It’s just packed with loads of great stuff Heather =)

    Um… my winter has been great as I’m in California. I do not miss Ontario winters at all ;p Glad you’re enjoying it though.

  4. Karen says:

    I love zucchini’s in smoothies, they make them nice and thick.. love this one.. going to give a try… :-)

  5. Wow this smoothie really looks nice.

    I love zucchini with my salads but i never never tried making drinks or something similar with them.

    This is a must try recipe!


  6. Sophie says:

    This is a great smoothy but you could add bee pollen in your smoothy! Bee pollen are proven to help against hay fever! x

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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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