Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie Bowl

Hey guys,

How are you today? We are re-adjusting to life on the school schedule. As I mentioned, my husband is a teacher and he had to return to school this week. So, in an effort to stream-line our mornings, green smoothies have become his breakfast of choice. Not only are they convenient, they are a healthy and delicious way to get some veggies in with breakfast.  

I, too, love a green smoothie for breakfast. But in BOWL form!

Smoothie Bowl topped with coconut

 

I feel like I have been showing you pictures of this Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie Bowl for ages. Seriously, it has been my go-to breakfast for the past few month. But, that’s kinda how I am. I get on food kick where I eat the same foods over and over again for a few months until I get sick of them. And then I do it again with something else.

For a while this past spring, I was eating a pumpkin-oatmeal pancake everyday, then I moved on to overnight oats, and now it has been the summer of the Smoothie Bowl. Particularly, this smoothie bowl.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie Bowl

The real secret to this recipe is the addition of the zucchini. It adds a great thick texture without adding any “weird veggie aftertaste”. 

This recipe is super easy, delicious, and a great way to get 2 servings of veggies at breakfast. Best of all though, is that it is completely customizable! If you want it vegan, use non-dairy milk or green tea (my liquid of choice). If you don’t want/have frozen blueberries, use frozen strawberries or cherries (or a banana, if that’s your thang). Want extra protein? Use a scoop of your favorite protein powder. The possibilities are endless! 

Needless to say, it is pretty hard to get tired of this smoothie bowl.

Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie Bowl
Serves 1
An easy and delicious way to get a few extra servings of veggies. This smoothie bowl has a thick, pudding-like texture that comes from the addition of (what else?) zucchini! This bowl is satisfying any time of the day, not just at breakfast!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
404 calories
67 g
3 g
9 g
27 g
1 g
1385 g
183 g
38 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1385g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404
Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 183mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 67g
22%
Dietary Fiber 24g
95%
Sugars 38g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
132%
Vitamin C
108%
Calcium
59%
Iron
53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup raw zucchini, rough dice
  2. 2 big handfuls greens of choice*
  3. 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
  4. 1 TBSP Cocoa Powder
  5. 1 scoop protein powder**, optional
  6. 1 cup frozen blueberries***
  7. 1/2-3/4 cup liquid of choice****
Instructions
  1. Put the ingredients in the order listed into a high speed blender.
  2. Start with 1/2 cup of liquid, adding more as necessary,
  3. Blend on high until fully combined.
  4. Eat and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *I have used spinach, baby kale, and romaine hearts. Spinach produces the most mild flavor.
  2. **use a little less liquid if not using the protein powder
  3. ***I have used frozen blueberries, strawberries, and cherries with excellent results
  4. ****I like using green tea, but feel free to use any liquid you want. Regular milk, non-diary milk, water; your choice
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calories
404
fat
9g
protein
27g
carbs
67g
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I like it topped with blueberries

smoothie bowl!

or raw oats

Broccoli Smoothie Bowl

 

Let me know if you give it a try!

What about you…

Have you ever tried zucchini in a smoothie before?

Do you ever get on breakfast “kicks”?

This recipe is part of the following: Meatless Mondays, Allergy Free Wednesday, Real Food Fridays, Gluten Free FridaysSavoring Saturdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Vegan Friday’s,#recipeoftheweek,#strangebutgood, Lean Lena’s Tasty Tuesday’s       

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I am a thirty-something wife, mother, and former English teacher on a life-long journey for balance. I love writing, reading, cooking, baking, fitness in all its forms, my wonderful husband, and my adorable daughter.

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  1. Oh yum! I love this super sneaky way of getting veggies in at breakfast time (love veggies all long except breakfast haha). And chocolate helps everything =)
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays! This recipe is going to be featured this week. Looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow. Pinning this recipe!

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