This Yellow Squash Smoothie Bowl is a bright, yellow drink! Made with whole foods, this smoothie is sweet and fruity with a secret serving of summer squash.
My goal with all of my smoothies recipes is to make tasty and nutritious drinks!
This banana squash smoothie does just that. It's so delicious with sweet banana and pineapple, yet there is hidden yellow squash that you'd never know was there!
Why I love this Yellow Squash Smoothie
Dietary needs — this smoothie is dairy-free, vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free
Easy to make — smoothies are such an easy way to get in plenty of nutrients.
Great for meal prep — you can make smoothies the night before or even the weekend before for a grab and go breakfast
Customizable — grab your choose your favorite frozen fruits, add protein powder, and switch up the toppings you add for a different breakfast every morning
Secret veggies — this smoothie has yellow squash, but you can't taste it! Veggies for the win!
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
Frozen Pineapple: I often freeze leftover pineapple and usually have some on hand, but store bought is great and available year round!
Frozen Banana: Pro tip - ALWAYS slice and freeze your overripe bananas. They are so useful. Bananas make smoothies thick and creamy. And you can also make nice cream!
Yellow Summer Squashes: to keep with the yellow theme, use yellow squash, also known as summer squash. Zucchini would also work, but it may alter the color.
Non-Dairy Yogurt: greek-style yogurt creates a thick and creamy texture and adds even more protein. I've been loving Kite Hill's greek-style yogurt but any non-dairy yogurt is perfect.
Non-Dairy Milk: I used soy milk in this particular smoothie, but any milk works. Use whatever non-dairy milk you have on hand.
How to make this Banana & Summer Squash Smoothie
Smoothies are notoriously simple to make. My only tip is to let your frozen fruit thaw for a few minutes before you blend. This makes the blending so much easier and helps avoid brain freeze!
Step 1. Add all the smoothie ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with desired toppings. Enjoy!
Tips for the best banana squash smoothie
Make it easy on your blender. If your ingredients are very frozen, let them thaw slightly before blending.
Add sweetness. If you want a bit more sweetness than just frozen fruit, add a few teaspoons of maple or date syrup.
Choose the protein-rich options. Soy milk and a non-dairy yogurt with protein added in are both great options for your smoothie, since they'll be giving you extra protein. Choose those options over regular non-dairy milk or yogurt.
Use frozen fruit, not ice. Ice makes for a watery smoothie that doesn't store well. Instead, use frozen fruit (as opposed to fresh.)
Add your favorite toppings. The topping possibilities are literally endless. I kept it simple with some chia seeds. Other topping ideas include non-dairy yogurt, other seeds like pepitas or flaxseeds, nuts like almonds or walnuts, nut butters, chocolate chips, cereals and more!
FAQ & Expert Tips
I store my smoothie leftovers in a freezer safe bag. They can last for months in the freezer.
Defrost in the fridge overnight.
PREP FOR THE GO
Grab some plastic or other freezer-safe cups and pour in the smoothie. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Then defrost in the fridge the night before you want to drink your smoothie.