When you add frozen zucchini and squash to your protein shakes, you will make them creamier and more nutritious. You will also be getting in a serving of vegetables that you can’t even taste! Use this step-by-step guide to make the most of your squash and zucchini.
HOW TO ADD FROZEN ZUCCHINI & SQUASH TO YOUR PROTEIN SHAKES
Seriously, this is the best thing ever. Not only will your protein shakes be creamier (and more milkshake-like) but they will now be packed with nutrients.
You can’t taste it. Promise.
The credit for this one goes to our neighbor (Heyyyyy Dani!), she’s the one who told us about this trick. It took us a few months to try it out but we’ve been adding them to our protein shakes ever since.
EASY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL
- Chop up organic squash and zucchini into little cubes
- Add them to a freezer gallon size Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer
- When it’s time to make a protein shake, add the ingredients like normal (using one of our protein shake recipes) and save a little room for frozen veggies
- Add the frozen veggies and blend completely
Get all the details about the protein powders we use in this post. We rate them by taste and cleanliness! P.S. We also have one for vegan protein powder.
We have/use two different blenders. We’ve made protein shakes like this using a Vitamix and also with a Ninja Fit. If you are using a blender smaller than a Vitamix, be sure to not overfill the cup you use. Also, be sure to blend long enough so that the squash and zucchini are completely chopped up.
Let us know when you try this trick and what you think about it!
Megan | The ABC Mom says
This sounds perfect! My kids love smoothies and I am always trying to figure out ways to sneak veggies in there. Definitely going to try this tomorrow morning 🙂
Just wanted to say thanks for a good recipe! I had been looking online for a recipe with items I have on hand today, The Blueberry Avacado Protein Smoothie was almost
what I had. Didn’t have chia seeds but used flax, and I added PB2 to recipe.
Whitney Carlson says
Hi Ann! I’m glad you liked the recipe! Good idea on adding in flax, I will have to try that next time.