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We've partnered with Eating Bird Food to bring you a delicious smoothie recipe for those hectic mornings!
Prep time: 10 minutes
No one will ever be able to tell that this sweet chocolate smoothie has hidden veggies! The frozen zucchini adds a creamy texture and helps thicken the smoothie while also adding lots of nutrients and fiber.
For the frozen zucchini chunks, you can chop and freeze raw zucchini or chop and steam your zucchini, let it cool and then freeze! I like doing this as part of my meal prep so the zucchini is frozen and ready for smoothies throughout the week.
-2 frozen bananas
-1 cup frozen zucchini (raw or cooked)
-1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
-2 Tablespoons nut or seed butter
-1 cup milk
-cacao nibs, for topping (optional)
Add all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Top with cacao nibs if you’re making this for yourself or leave them out for the kiddos. They might be a bit too bitter for little ones!
Enjoy this recipe? Check out Eating Bird Food's Banana Roll Ups Recipe for a perfect back to school snack.
About Brittany Mullins:
Brittany is a holistic nutritionist and the founder of Eating Bird Food, a wellness platform where she shares recipes, workouts, wellness articles, travel adventures and more.Her philosophy is rooted in living a balanced life through healthy habits over dieting. Rather than promoting a specific diet, she strives to show a balanced approach to health with real-food, plant-focused meals that are not only nutritious, but also delicious and satisfying. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. And her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, Self Magazine, Shape, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Healthline and more.