Chocolaty Coconut Zucchini Smoothie | Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie
Low Carb Cocoa-nut Zucchini Smoothie – Vegan & Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie!
This low carb coconut zucchini smoothie truly embodies everything that a smoothie should be—it’s smooth, creamy, and tropical, with a naturally sweet taste. And you only need 5 ingredients to make it!
Plenty of wannabe coconut smoothies out there use just a dash of coconut water or a pinch of coconut shreds. But, this baby is a triple threat, made with coconut milk, coconut cream, AND coconut butter!
Needless to say, if you’re not a fan of coconut, this is probably not the recipe of your dreams. But…your taste buds might reconsider once they’ve taken a sip of this tasty low carb coconut zucchini smoothie!
Sneaking those Veggies in…with a Low Carb Smoothie?
Obviously, the delicious coconut flavor here is noticeable. But, it pairs perfectly with the cocoa powder in this recipe, turning your low carb smoothie into a decadent, chocolaty treat!
It has a luscious, indulgent texture, and plenty of nourishing fats to keep you satisfied and energized. Seriously, it’s almost like a light, airy, sippable fudge—that contains NO added sugar or sweeteners.
Plus, there’s a sneaky serving of VEGETABLES snuck into this low carb zucchini smoothie! Zucchini is low-calorie, nutrient-dense, and perfect for baked goods and smoothies. Don’t worry—the taste is invisible once it’s been blended up with the luscious flavors of coconut and chocolate!
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So Nutritious, it’s Coco-NUTS
Along with its natural sweetness, thick texture, and tropical flavor, there is SO much wholesome fuel in this low carb coconut zucchini smoothie.
While there’s all sorts of hype about the benefits of coconut oil, the majority of nutrients are found in coconut meat. And, items made from coconut meat, like coconut milk, cream, and butter!
Plus, although it’s technically a fruit, coconut is actually a great source of plant-based protein, amino acids, and even iron. In this coconut zucchini smoothie alone, you get 6 grams of plant-based protein and over 15% of your recommended daily iron intake!
High Energy, Low Carb Zucchini Smoothie
And, of course, coconut is now famous for its rich saturated fat content. Now that scientific research has debunked the myth that saturated fat causes heart disease, we know that saturated fats (especially from plant-based sources) actually can help protect our bodies from a variety of chronic diseases.
With coconut in particular, it contains a unique type of fat known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Unlike other types of fats, MCTs are readily available to the body for immediate energy, so they’re less likely to be stored as fat on our bodies!
This low carb coconut zucchini smoothie will give you a wholesome, long-lasting energy boost, with plenty of dietary fats to help you stay feeling full longer. Plus, it’s so delicious, it’ll have you going COCOA-NUTS!!
Low Carb Coconut Zucchini Smoothie
- Low Carb Coconut Zucchini Smoothie:1 cup frozen zucchini, slice zucchini & freeze in a freezer-safe bag or container
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- 1 Tbsp coconut butter
- ⅓ cup coconut milk
- Optional Toppings: chopped zucchini
- cacao nibs
- whipped cream, or coconut whipped cream
- coconut shreds
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!