I discovered 2 giant zucchini in my garden. I decided to turn this treasure into a challenge and made a whole meal in which each course or dish featured zucchini in some way. This delicious concoction was what I came up with for dessert. The kids raved about it and asked for seconds.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend the zucchini, bananas, cocoa powder, peanuts, sugar, and half and half in a food processor until smooth, thick, and creamy.

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Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 47.6g; fat 12.1g; cholesterol 22.4mg; sodium 29.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
Outstanding!!!! Can't even taste the Zucchini and I even added more! Used walnuts intead of peanuts and almond milk in place of half and half because that is what we had on hand. I would give this a 10 and so did the kids and my husband my new Fav.? smoothie!!!!! Read More
(20)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2010
Too sweet and too rich. I do like like the idea of using zucchini thou. Will try it again with less sugar and less chocolate. Read More
(6)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
Outstanding!!!! Can't even taste the Zucchini and I even added more! Used walnuts intead of peanuts and almond milk in place of half and half because that is what we had on hand. I would give this a 10 and so did the kids and my husband my new Fav.? smoothie!!!!! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2009
I made this for my boys back when 5thsister posted it on "the exchange". They loved it had no idea there was any zucchini in it at all. I used Peanut Butter and Co's Bees Knees peanut butter and FF half-n-half. I'll make this again often. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
I'm 5thsister's daughter and both my younger brother and I love this recipe! We were a bit hesitant to try it at first (but in this house you have to at least try) but quickly finished it and made her promise to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2009
Excellent! I love the idea of adding zucchini to this smoothie. I made some changes for a healthier version: I omitted the sugar used protein powder chocolate flavor instead of cocoa soy milk instead of hanf an half and peanut butter. I will definitely make it again. Thanks! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!This was an awsome shake!!due to my kids diet needs I used 1/2 skim milk and 1/2 yougert in place of half and half. I also used 2 table spoons honey instead of sugar. what a great way to bring in veggies into a treat! Ill make this often!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
This is fabulous! I used fat-free half and half and natural peanut butter instead of the peanuts and probably reduced the sugar by about half but I didn't quite measure it out. It was perfectly sweet so I'll do that again next time too. I don't like ice in my smoothies and like other frozen fruits the frozen zucchini was "softer" than ice but still lent that icy slushy feel to this drink. Plus ice doesn't have the nutrients and fiber that zucchini does so this worked perfectly! Great job 5thsister!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2009
My son, who is very picky about food, asked for seconds! I was thrilled that he was getting some zucchini and the added benefits from the banana + peanut butter (instead of nuts) + milk made me feel good that he was getting something good to drink. Only change I will make next time is not to add all the sugar or sub some honey in it's place. My sister made this for her boys after I told her of this zuchinni smoothie recipe and, voila! they drank it down too! Thanks for the recipe, glad I didn't knock it before I tried it! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
This is so good it's crazy. I used peanut butter instead of peanuts and skim milk instead of half and half. Everyone in my family loved it and nobody could believe the secret ingredient was zucchini- you can't taste it at all! I didn't peel mine because the skin is where most of the nutrients are but doing so would result in a smoother texture if that's what you're after. Thanks for the great recipe 5thsister! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Mmmmm. I am enjoying this right now. I used unsweetened chocolate almond milk and chocolate sugar free torani instead of the half and half sugar and cocoa. Really good. I didn't measure the zucchini but I think I used more than the recipe called for. I'm going to recommend this to people at the gym Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2010
Too sweet and too rich. I do like like the idea of using zucchini thou. Will try it again with less sugar and less chocolate. Read More
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