This delicious Zucchini Strawberry Smoothie is a great way to sneak in your veggies. This dairy-free and vegan-friendly recipe is perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack. You can’t even taste the zucchini!

Strawberry zucchini smoothie in a mason jar with two straws.

When thinking about how to use up a zucchini squash during zucchini season, have you ever thought about putting it in a smoothie?

This recipe uses zucchini squash that has been steamed and frozen (see my guide on how to freeze zucchini for smoothies). I promise that you won’t be able to taste this healthy veggie in this Strawberry Zucchini Smoothie recipe.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Once you blend the frozen zucchini with strawberries, nut milk, nut butter, and some dates, you can’t taste the squash at all. The frozen squash also adds a super creamy texture to your smoothie, along with thickness.
  • This is the perfect healthy smoothie for picky-eaters who don’t like to eat their veggies. Or, this is also a great recipe if you’re just trying to get more vegetables into your diet. See my list of the best vegetables for picky eaters.
  • Not to mention, the strawberries add a nice amount of Vitamin C to this recipe, along with natural sweetness.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients for a strawberry zucchini smoothie on a white marble surface.

Zucchini is hydrating and nutritious, and you can’t even taste it!

Strawberries add the perfect summer sweetness.

Milk of your choice. I used unsweetened almond milk, but you could also use oat milk, hemp milk, coconut milk, or even dairy milk if you aren’t on a dairy-free diet.

Dates as a natural sweetener. You could also use maple syrup of even leave out the sweetener if you want a lower-carb option.

Any nut or seed butter to add protein and make a fun “PBJ” type flavor. I used peanut butter, but you could almond butter or sunflower seed butter.

Recipe Steps

Process collage of making a strawberry zucchini smoothie in a blender.

Step One

Gather up your ingredients, including the frozen zucchini, frozen strawberries, nut butter, dates, and almond milk.

Step Two

Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to blend them up! Ideally, you would have high-speed blender like a Vitamix to ensure that the Strawberry Zucchini Smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.

Step Three

Once you’ve blended your smoothie, then you can serve it right out of the blender. This recipe makes two servings, so you can share it or you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

A strawberry zucchini smoothie being poured from a blender into a mason jar.

Recipes Tips & Substitutions

  • Smoothies are best served right after they are blended. But, you can store any leftovers in a covered container for up to 2 days.
  • Feel free to add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to make this a Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie.
  • You can use frozen blueberries (or any berry) besides strawberries, if you wish.
Strawberry zucchini smoothie in a mason jar with two straws.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use raw (unfrozen) zucchini?

Yes, you can. But, there are a few reasons why steamed and frozen zucchini is best. Steaming the zucchini can make it easier to digest. Steaming the zucchini also helps reduce the risk of any food borne bacteria on the surface. Freezing the fresh zucchini also helps mask the flavor of it in the smoothie.

Can I leave out the dates?

Yes, you can. But, if you prefer a sweeter smoothie, then I highly recommend adding dates.

Can I add protein powder?

Yes, absolutely! I usually add a collagen protein (not vegan). For a vegan protein powder, look for a pea protein or other great plant-based powders on the market. See my list of the best clean protein powders.

How do I freeze zucchini?

The easiest way is to use a pressure cooker. But, you can also steam sliced zucchini on the stovetop for about 5 minutes. Then, transfer the steamed zucchini to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze the baking sheet for about 6 hours, and then transfer the frozen zucchini to a zip-top bag to store in the freezer. See my guide on how to freeze zucchini for smoothies.

zucchini strawberry smoothie in vitamix blender ready to pour and eat.

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Two handled mason jars filled with strawberry zucchini smoothie.

Zucchini Strawberry Smoothie

This delicious Zucchini Strawberry Smoothie is a great way to sneak in your veggies. This dairy-free and vegan-friendly recipe is perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack. You can’t even taste the zucchini!

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen sliced zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
  • 4 pitted dates

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the almond milk, strawberries, zucchini, nut butter, and dates.
  2. Process on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is creamy and fully blended.
  3. Serve immediately, or pour into a glass with a lid and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Notes

  1. Smoothies are best served right after they are blended. But, you can store any leftovers in a covered container for up to 2 days.
  2. Feel free to add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to make this a Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie.
  3. You can use frozen blueberries (or any berry) besides strawberries, if you wish.

Keywords: smoothie with frozen zucchini, vegan strawberry smoothie, hidden veggies smoothie

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