These Green Machine Brownies are packed with vegetables. They're made with kale, zucchini, and avocado, which may sound crazy, but they actually make for a delicious and nutritious dessert or snack. This recipe is a great way to get picky eaters to eat more veggies!

Green Machine Brownies: Kale, Zucchini and Avocado [Vegan]

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For the Green Machine Brownies:

  • 1 cup kale, packed
  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded and squeezed
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup hemp or chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free or regular flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1.4 teaspoons baking soda

For the Frosting:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In the food processor mix your kale, zucchini, coconut milk, applesauce, maple syrup, seeds, coconut oil and vanilla. It should be very smooth.
  3. In another bowl, mix your dry ingredients. Slowly mix in your bright green wet mixture. Put into a sprayed 8x8 pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until you can put in a toothpick and it comes out clean. Let cook before frosting.
  4. Mix your frosting ingredients with your food processor or immersion blender so that there are no avocado chunks and it is completely smooth. When the brownies have completely cooled. Frost away and enjoy!
  5. You can usually keep these in the fridge, but it is not necessary.


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