What!! A Zucchini Smoothie??

Yes a chocolate zucchini smoothie for breakfast.  Dave at ourhappyacres.com posted a recipe for a chocolate zucchini smoothie that is quite tasty. I found this recipe on his blog during the winter.  I had a few packages of frozen zucchini in my freezer so I made this for my breakfast several times.  Then I ran out of zucchini.  I could hardly wait for spring and for my zucchini to start producing. Finally the zucchini are producing  and I am going to make sure I have enough zucchini for smoothies all year long. 

I sliced my zucchini into circles and blanched them in boiling water and then put them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.  Then I drained the zucchini in a colander to let any excess water drain off.  I layered the zucchini on a baking tray and placed in the freezer until frozen.  This keeps them separate and easier to use later. 
Dave says you can use yellow squash with the same tasty smoothie if you do not have zucchini. 

Here is how I made my smoothie. It is slightly different from Dave's recipe but it works for me

8 oz skim milk
1 cup frozen zucchini
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 frozen banana

Place in blender and blend until smooth. The zucchini and banana are frozen so there is no need to add ice which would make the smoothie too watery tasting.  If too thick just add more milk.

Be sure to check out Dave's recipe on his blog.

What a great way to get vegetables into your diet even at breakfast.  This is such a delicious smoothie that it seems more like a dessert instead of a meal. When I drink this smoothie for breakfast it seems to hold me over until lunch.  No sugar is needed because of the sweetness of the banana but stevia can be added if you prefer it sweeter.


  1. Hum mm, Zucchini smoothly I'm not sure about that. I guess we will have to give it a try. We do have a little shredded zucchini left in the freezer!

    1. Hope you like Really can't taste the zucchini just chocolate goodness

  2. Not sure either, in the picture it looks good.

  3. Gonna start smoothies...I swear. :)

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