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creamy vegan coconut chocolate zucchini smoothie in a glass topped with coconut

Coconut Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie (with sneaky veggies)

Creamy coconut chocolate zucchini smoothie made without banana and with sneaky veggies from zucchini and cauliflower! This delicious, vegan chocolate zucchini smoothie recipe packs in protein & healthy fats from almond butter and coconut milk and seriously tastes like an Almond Joy.

Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate zucchini smoothie, coconut chocolate zucchini smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 440 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the date smoothie:
  • 2 pitted large Medjool dates
  • 1 cup light coconut milk, plus more to thin if necessary
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • ¾ cup sliced zucchini (about ½ a medium zucchini, sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter (any nut or seed butter will work)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder (or sub unsweetened cocoa powder -- do 1 tablespoon if you want less intense flavor)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • To garnish:
  • Toasted coconut flakes or regular coconut flakes
  • Mini chocolate chips or a drizzle of almond butter or chocolate almond butter


  1. First soak your pitted dates in 1 cup of very warm water for at least 5 minutes. This will help them soften up and perfect for blending. While the dates are soaking you can get all your other ingredients out, measured and ready.
  2. Next add all ingredients to a high powered blender: pitted dates, coconut milk, cauliflower, zucchini, nut butter, cacao, vanilla extract and salt. Feel free to add any optional add-ins to your smoothie if you’d like. Blend until smooth, adding more coconut milk to thin, if necessary. Pour into a glass and enjoy! Top with almond butter, granola and coconut flakes, if desired. Serves 1. Feel free to double the recipe to serve 2.

Recipe Notes

Optional smoothie add-ins:

  • 1 scoop your favorite protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup spinach
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie (with sneaky veggies)
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 219
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.3g37%
Saturated Fat 13.3g83%
Carbohydrates 52.1g17%
Fiber 12.4g52%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 12.8g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.