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15 Recipes With The Hidden Benefits of Zucchini

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Zucchini is a common summer squash with a high content of vitamin C, protein, and fiber. But did you know that this healthy vegetable can be used to make many delicious zucchini recipes? Spiralize it and make pasta, use it in your brownies, make flatbread out of it, and so much more!

We’ve found 15 unique zucchini recipes from the Food Monster App where zucchini is the star!

1. Fudgy and Decadent Chocolate Avocado Zucchini Cake Vegan Chocolate Avocado Zucchini Cake with chocolate glaze

So fudgy, so decadent, and so nutritious! This Fudgy and Decadent Chocolate Avocado Zucchini Cake has a lot of hidden ingredients, like zucchini and avocado.

2. Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake Vegan Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

You can toss all the ingredients together and make this Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake in two minutes, and it might just be your new favorite cake! The zucchini helps to keep the cake moist, and coconut milk makes it creamy and rich.

3. Raw Zucchini Marinara Pasta Ways to Make Awesome Noodle Dishes

If you still haven’t tried using a spiralizer, it’s about time! This Raw Zucchini Marinara Pasta recipe makes the most delicious and healthy zucchini pasta topped with a yummy marinara sauce.

4. Protein-Packed Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Vegan Protein-Packed Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Waffles

Savory and nutritious waffles, these Protein-Packed Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread is the perfect lunch when you want something good and healthy! Packed with zucchini, walnuts, cornmeal, almond milk, and hemp seeds, these will sure keep you filled and happy for a long time!

5. Chocolate Zucchini Waffles Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Waffles with fresh fruit and coffee

You won’t believe these Chocolate Zucchini Waffles have zucchini hidden in them! They are so good, full of rich chocolate flavor, and so healthy!

6. Chocolate Zucchini Brownies With Sweet Potato FrostingVegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Brownies With Sweet Potato Frosting layered

When you sneak in some veggies in a cake, it doesn’t just make it moist and flavorful — you’ll also get a lot of good nutrition. Like in this Chocolate Zucchini Brownies With Sweet Potato Frosting! Healthy, sweet, and very, very chocolaty like a brownie should be.

7. Adaptogenic Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie 

This Adaptogenic Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie is good for you, as it has raw cacao, zucchini, and maca powder. Coconut milk is added to get a perfect creamy finish, and cinnamon and salt for a little extra touch!

8. Grilled Zucchini Flatbread 

You will definitely impress everyone with this Grilled Zucchini Flatbread, and it’s also so easy to make! The flatbread is topped with a kale-cashew pesto, shiitake bacon, and tenderly grilled zucchini.

9. Whole-Grain Zucchini Chocolate Brownies Vegan Low-Fat Wholegrain Zucchini Chocolate Brownies

So chocolaty, decadent, and totally delicious. These Whole-Grain Zucchini Chocolate Brownies are low in fat, and full of whole grains so they’re good for you as well as they taste truly good.

10. Zucchini Banana Bread

This vegan banana bread is made totally refined sugar-free and gluten-free. The zucchini makes it super moist and filling, you’ll be totally addicted to this Zucchini Banana Bread!

11. Raw Zucchini Tomato Lasagna With Cashew Herb Cheese 10 Entrees You Can Make Without a Stove or Oven

A creamy, delicious, and healthy lasagna that’s really easy to make! This Raw Zucchini Tomato Lasagna With Cashew Herb Cheese is filled with zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, and a cashew herb cheese to give you all the savory, cheesy flavor you love!

12. Carrot Zucchini Squares With Cashew Maple FrostingCarrot Zucchini Squares with Cashew Maple Frosting b

Treat yourself to these Carrot Zucchini Squares With Cashew Maple Frosting the next time you’re craving something sweet! Not only are they so good, they have hidden veggies to make them healthy and a really good frosting that will satisfy your taste buds.

13. Protein-Packed Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread WafflesVegan Protein-Packed Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Waffles

These Protein-Packed Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Waffles are savory and has a lot of proteins. Perfect when you have cravings for something savory and really, really good!

14. Zucchini-Chickpea ‘Meatballs’ With Marinara and PastaZucchini-Chickpea ‘Meatballs’ With Marinara & Gluten-Free Pasta

The meatballs in this dish are made from zucchini, chickpeas, and oats, which makes them rich in protein and high in fiber. This Zucchini-Chickpea ‘Meatballs’ With Marinara and Pasta is a hearty and savory dish for any day of the week!

15. Raw Chocolate Zucchini Bites Raw Chocolate Zucchini Bites

The perfect bite-sized treat to sneak some healthy vegetables into your diet, these Raw Chocolate Zucchini Bites are both healthy and oh-so-chocolaty and good!

Need more zucchini recipes? Check out 15 Ways to Use Zucchini, Summertime’s Most Versatile Squash by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

 

 

 

Lead image source: Chocolate Zucchini Brownies With Sweet Potato Frosting

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