Mason jar of chocolate milkshake next to a spoon of cocoa powder

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

This healthy chocolate milkshake tastes decadent and rich, but without all of the sugar and calories of a regular milkshake. The secret ingredient in this smoothie is zucchini! Frozen zucchini provides the creaminess and thickness that a frozen banana does, but without the sugar.

Makes 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 shake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for secretly healthy chocolate milkshake

  • 2 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • ½ cup frozen zucchini
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 5-8 drops of liquid stevia
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • Optional: 1 tbsp of cacao nibs or sugar-free chocolate chips

Directions for secretly healthy chocolate milkshake

  1. Prepare zucchini: before freezing the zucchini, chop zucchini into small chunks. Cut an entire zucchini and use leftovers for future smoothies. Place in a Ziploc bag or Tupperware container, and place in the freezer overnight. If you prefer to cook the zucchini before freezing (some may find that it is easier to digest), you can add the chunks of zucchini to a pot of boiling water for 1 minute prior to putting it in the freezer.
  2. Once zucchini is completely frozen, add zucchini, strawberries, peanut butter, stevia, cocoa/cacao powder, cacao nibs, or chocolate chips (if using) to a blender.
  3. Add coconut milk to the blender. If you would like a very thick milkshake and your blender is capable of blending this, start by adding a small amount of water. Blend. If the milkshake is too thick, add more water until all ingredients are blended and smooth.
  4. Serve in a glass. Top with more cacao nibs or sugar-free chocolate chips.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • carbohydrate: 41.9g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fat: 21.9g
  • fiber: 15.8g
  • potassium: 1324mg
  • protein: 14.6g
  • sodium: 126mg
  • sugar: 8.5g
Photograph by Ashlen Wilder. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.

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