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Chocolate Mousse Smoothie (paleo & vegan)

This Chocolate Mousse Smoothie is loaded with zucchini as the hidden veggie!  You'll never taste it, instead, this smoothie tastes creamy, thick, and chocolatey as a milkshake should.  Dairy-free, paleo, vegan, nut-free, and sugar-free.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beverage, chocolate, chocolate mousse, paleo
Servings: 2 people
Author: Julie Rosenthal

Equipment

  • high-speed blender

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1 ¼ cups coconut milk, or plant milk of choice unsweetened
  • 1 small frozen green zucchini ,sliced
  • 1 small handful of butter lettuce or romaine
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp ground flax
  • ¼ cup avocado
  • 1 tsp flax oil
  • 2 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • tsp cardamom powder
  • tsp nutmeg
  • 3-4 cubes ice

OPTIONAL ADD IN

  • 1 tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender blast ½ cup coconut water with the shredded coconut until slushy and broken down.
  • Because this is a thick smoothie you will want to add all other ingredients (except the spices and ice) in two at a time to get the ultimate creamy texture.
  • Add spices and ice and blast together one last time before you take a cup to this and drink it.
  • Bonus tip: If you like it super frozen, freeze it for 30 minutes and then drink up! Serve with a straw.

Notes

  • Always drink a smoothie with a straw and cold.  It's the best that way!
  • If the smoothie is too thick add more milk or water
  • If the smoothie is too thin add more avocado, and blend again
  • You can sub the butter lettuce for romaine or spinach or any mixed greens
  • If using carob powder only use 1 tablespoon and gauge taste from there
  • Can't have coconut milk, then sub for almond milk, cashew milk, tiger nut milk, quinoa milk, soy milk, walnut milk
  • Need it to be sweeter?  Add 2-3 Medjool dates and blend again well - this option would not be okay for the candida diet
  • All plant milk should be unsweetened
  • Add the optional nut butter toward the end of the mixing process