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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

70 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.1g 5% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 8.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2008
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2011
This was awful. We had to add banana's and strawberries. And it still taste yucky. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2010
My 11 year son yelled "WOW. This is amazing." It is that good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2008
I even added half a banana but still the zucchini taste was overpowering everything else... I didn't like it very much. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2011
This was awful. We had to add banana's and strawberries. And it still taste yucky. Read More
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