Copycat Cacao Kapow Smoothie

Two small jars full of chocolate smoothie with straws

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Daily Harvest will deliver smoothies to your door, but this one’s easy enough to make on your own. It’s thick and rich and a chocolatey way to start the morning.

  • Author: Veg Girl RD
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 large or 3 small Medjool dates
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut manna
  • 1/3 cup sliced zucchini, frozen
  • 1/8 avocado, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa nibs
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup soymilk or other non-dairy milk
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until well mixed. Smoothie will be thick and chunky.


I discovered quite a difference in dates when I was recipe testing, specifically in size and calorie contribution. One small date weighed in at 0.25 ounces and one large was 0.7 ounces, which meant a near tripling of calories. So just know there could be wide variation in the final numbers (and final sweetness) depending on the size of the dates you happen to have on hand.