Now for the sneaky ingredients: cucumber, zucchini, hemp seeds, flax seeds and chia seeds. Once blended up, your kid will be none the wiser to your secret veggie ingredients! I love sneaking chia and flax seeds into smoothies. Flax seeds have important omega-3s and chia seeds are a complete protein. Hemp seeds are also a good source of protein and also contain omega-3s as well as other essential vitamins.
Zucchini is a great veggie to add to smoothies because it’s flavor is so mild that it is easily masked by other flavors, but it will add lots of volume to the smoothie without adding many calories. It is full of fiber and will make the smoothie more filling. On top of all that, zucchini is incredibly good for you. It is known to contain many antioxidants and phytonutrients such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, manganese, zeaxanthin, and lutein and is also anti-inflammatory, supports the thyroid and adrenals, and can improve leaky gut (source) So pile it in!
So there you have it, a deliciously, chocolatey, peanut-buttery treat that also has a great nutrient profile! Can’t beat that 🙂
I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know what you think in the comments!