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Mocha Smoothie

5 min



10 ingredients or less

This super creamy smoothie looks like a chocolate milkshake lovers dream. It's a perfectly sweetened and nutty smoothie to start your day, with the added benefits of veggies in the form of zucchini (which trust us: you can't taste at all in here!).



5 min


5 min


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  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour into bowls and top with desired toppings.


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.


  • Best to enjoy this smoothie immediately.

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Grains & Starches 35%

unsweetened oat milk

vegan granola

Proteins 6%

roasted unsalted cashews

Fruits & Veggies 59%

frozen banana

frozen chopped zucchini

Medjool date

fresh raspberries


unsweetened oat milk


roasted unsalted cashews

Nutrition info

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Nicole Mostofa - May 1, 2024, 5:34 p.m.

Dessert after lunch to help me be energized in the afternoon. It was nice. 🍌🥒☕️

tul - April 5, 2024, 12:30 a.m.


PUL Team - April 5, 2024, 1:12 a.m.

Hey friend, we're sad to see you didn't love the smoothie, it's one of our favourites! If you have any feedback we'd love to hear it 💛

Alessandra - Feb. 4, 2024, 1:48 p.m.


Anna - Jan. 6, 2024, 9:32 a.m.

That‘s the recipe that made me fall in love with Puck Up Limes. It is soooo good. I use almond milk and abit mor cashews and banana. To me it tastes like a McDonald Chocolate Smoothie in the best way!

PUL Team - Jan. 8, 2024, 11:38 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Anna, thanks for the heartwarming review 🥰

Franciele - Oct. 12, 2023, 3:49 p.m.

Absolutely tasty!! One medjool date was enough for me - I like the cocoa and coffee bitterness. 🤍☕️🍫

Hannah Graham de Vries - Oct. 1, 2023, 11:58 a.m.

My absolute favourite!! I use fresh courgette for this and it’s the perfect level of frozeness for me if that makes sense :’)

Stine Laybourn - Aug. 19, 2023, 11 p.m.

Filling and full of flavor - true treat✌️

Indy - July 8, 2023, 12:10 p.m.

Geweldig! Zo makkelijk en zo lekker! Deze app is top :)

Alice - June 30, 2023, 10:40 a.m.

totally delicious !! (if i haven't yet left a comment on this one. Mae it at least 10 times this year ;)
Just ! 2 dates suffice totally for sweetness, even 1 i think if someone doesn't like too sweet.
And it's too thick made like this, so i added 1 cup of water to 1 cup oat milk ;)

PUL Team - July 2, 2023, 4:41 a.m.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with it, Alice 🤗

Rocio Vallejo - June 1, 2023, 2:31 p.m.

Amazing!! Thank you so much for this app!! And all your hard work

Magdalena - April 3, 2023, 1:16 p.m.

Perfect for coffee and chocolate lovers who like a sweet breakfast

B - March 29, 2023, 11:56 p.m.

This is my spouse’s absolute favorite! Whenever I make this- huge smiles all around! You don’t taste the zucchini and we feel full for the whole morning!

PUL Team - March 30, 2023, 12:24 a.m.

Aw so happy to hear, B, thank you!

Shree - March 25, 2023, 4:49 p.m.

I have it in the morning, they are energizing and super tasty. Smoothie bowl tasted a bit different from fruits.
There's so much to learn on Pick Up Limes🙂
Keep growing 🌟

PUL Team - March 26, 2023, 8:59 p.m.

It means so much, Shree, thank you 🤩

Martunia - March 9, 2023, 7:18 p.m.

I had this smoothie bowl with one of your granolas the other day and I have to say it's a great way of getting a yummy meal and morning coffee all at the same time 😄

Sarab McCaskil - Feb. 27, 2023, 10:05 p.m.

This recipe is my new favorite way to have caffeine😫😆💯

Ghiz - Dec. 3, 2022, 7:54 a.m.

I absolutely love this! I just knew i had to try this since I absolutely love coffee and chocolate. I struggle with getting my nutritients in and this is such a tasty and easy way to sneak a lot of them in! Especially love the addition of zucchini because you don’t even taste it.

PUL Team - Dec. 3, 2022, 5:22 p.m.

Aw we're so happy the smoothie is being enjoyed, Ghiz, thank you!

Lu - Aug. 14, 2022, 8:52 p.m.

I made this and, as expected, it tasted amazing!! In the ‘Storage’ part it says that it’s better to enjoy immediately, however I’ve been told that you can make a smoothie, pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze. To drink it you can just thaw in the refrigerator or blend with more milk. What do you think? Would it alter the taste?

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

Hey Lu, so glad it was enjoyed and thanks for the question! We find smoothies tend to separate and slowly brown when stored in the fridge, so we suspect this would happen when the cubes thaw. If you want to store it though, airtight glass jars usually work better than general cups and giving the smoothie a good mix once thawed should help 😊

Inda - July 4, 2022, 11:29 a.m.

One of my best breakfast thank you so much for all your recipes🤗

Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:22 p.m.

I always make sure to have frozen zucchini in my freezer just in case I get a craving for this smoothie :) yum yum yum

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:18 p.m.

Ooh a very smart idea! So happy the smoothie is being enjoyed, Erica 🙂

Beate - May 2, 2022, 8:58 a.m.

One of my all time favourite smoothies for sure! I happily wake up for this in the morning :D don't be afraid to add more zucchini if you, like me, add a whole shot of espresso per serving. Absolutely amazing! Thanks for all the lovely recipes

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 9:14 p.m.

We're so thrilled the smoothie is being enjoyed, Beate, thank you!

Alicia Osorio - Feb. 9, 2022, 4:08 a.m.

Delicious 😋my kids love this smoothie 😃

Taya - Jan. 29, 2022, 8:58 a.m.

OMG!!! Didn't expect this smoothie to be THAT yummy! Absolutely amazing! Thank you so much!✨✨✨

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2022, 7:52 p.m.

Thank YOU, Taya! We're so happy the smoothie was enjoyed :D

Jaymi - Dec. 5, 2021, 5:32 a.m.

So fricken tasty! Yum. Thanks for the recipe Sadia and crew.

Leora - Sept. 23, 2021, 1:16 p.m.

Delicious! Love new ideas for smoothies and who doesn’t love chocolate?!

Angie - Sept. 23, 2021, 3:14 a.m.

I make this every Sunday morning for myself and my husband as a pre-workout brekky. We absolutely love it. Thank you for all of the amazing recipes! Love your channel!

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

So lovely to hear, Angie! Thank you for being part of our PUL community 🥰

Stephanie - Sept. 22, 2021, 4:10 p.m.

Yummy! Grateful to have a way to use up some of my zucchini from the garden. I subbed cacao nibs (and doubled the amount) in place of cocoa. I also used macadamia milk instead of oat. Has a nice caramel hint to it, but it's not too sweet and not too bland. Thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 22, 2021, 10:16 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Stephanie, thank you! It means so much 🙂

Florentina Gashi - Sept. 10, 2021, 12:17 p.m.

Love it. You're such a money saver. Buying a smoothie like this good normally costs a lot. But now I can make my own extremely healthy and delicious smoothies at home. Thank you.

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2021, 3:27 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the smoothie, Florentina, it means so much 🙂

Almut - Sept. 8, 2021, 5:14 p.m.

Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!! I grow my own veggies and around this time of the year most of us gardeners ate zucchini in all possible ways and tend to get a little tired of them but they still produce an abundance of fruits... In the surge to find new ways for the use of zucchini I found this recipe thanks to your filter options. I changed it up a little (skiped the coffee, added some cinamon and peanut butter) and was super amazed with the result - unbelievable, that there are no "bad" ingredients in it!! And of course I'm super happy to have found another way to use (and store!) some more of my plenty zucchinis :)

Thank you so much for the incredible work you are doing - I love your videos an recipes, you truly are an inspiration to so many people to change their diets in a good way!

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

Hi Almut! So glad that the smoothie is being enjoyed, you're much too kind! We're so grateful to have you in our PUL family. Thank YOU ☺️

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - Aug. 15, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

Another masterclass smoothie! I’m probably a bit childish (or love the simplest of joys), but I giggle whenever I eat a perfectly creamy and balanced PUL smoothie😆😋. Love the cacao and espresso: it feels like eating a liquid praline. I seldom have frozen zucchini at home, so I used one banana for one serving. I think the sweet banana isn’t an issue, as the bitter ingredients dampen the former. I also liked to substitute roasted cashews for the same weight of cashew butter. It mixes up so well with the rest. Again, topping this smoothie with PUL chocolate fig & hazelnut granola and berries becomes an indulgent breakfast👌🏻

PUL Team - Aug. 17, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Mmm sounds so lovely, Louise, thank you! It's so appreciated 💚

Despi - July 24, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

This is my favourite smoothie! i can't make it creamy for some reason, but i prefer it that way because i like to drink it instead of coffee. I also like to add a little peanutbutter or haselnutbutter. Thank you Sadia

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 12:18 a.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the smoothie, Despi, nut butter sounds like a delcious addition!

Charlotte - July 9, 2021, 12:36 p.m.

This smoothie is one of my favourites for sure! I am not usually a coffee drinker but the combination of chocolate and coffee is too good to miss in this recipe. We enjoy this thick and creamy smoothie regularly at home and you would never know there was zucchini in there at all! I love the combo of flavours in the smoothie itself and the toppings add an extra something special.

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 4:01 p.m.

This means so much to hear, Charlotte, thank you! So happy you're enjoying the smoothie 😃

Archa - July 8, 2021, 11:56 p.m.

I have tried a lot of your recipes and in love with all of them. But this one is exceptional, I am a chocolate and coffee lover so as you can imagine I looooooove this one. It's perfect with granola and banana coins. Thanks a lot for this recipe.

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 2:24 p.m.

The thanks is to you, Archa, you're too kind! 💖

Kirstyn - July 8, 2021, 9:20 p.m.

I've been using a hazelnut instant coffee in this recipe and its been great!

Roda - June 3, 2021, 6:05 a.m.

Not a fan of medjool dates growing up, but because of PUL, I started using it for meal preps like this and I'm enjoying it so far.
Thank you for sharing hearty meals and drinks. More Blessings!

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 7:57 p.m.

So wonderful to hear you've been enjoying the recipe, Roda! Thank you for the kind words and support ✨😃

Sarah Seiner - May 23, 2021, 6:14 p.m.

Dear PUL-Team! I would like to try out this recipe, but I don't like coffee. Should I leave it out or is there any good substitude?
I really love your work and the new website! You have influenced my life in so many positive ways and inspired me to live a better life. Thank you really much and keep on the good work!!
Lots of love from Austria!

PUL Team - May 24, 2021, 7:42 a.m.

Hey there, Sarah! We'd suggest leaving out the espresso if you don't enjoy coffee. Thank you for your very kind words and support as well, it truly means so much! Lots of love back to Austria 🥰

Rae - May 19, 2021, 2:32 a.m.

Quick (and probably a bit stupid) question! Are the cashews salted or unsalted?
I'm so trying this!!

Plant Girl - May 22, 2021, 5:33 p.m.


PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

A lovely question, Rae, and thank you for answering it Plant Girl! We indeed used unsalted cashews 🙂

Victoria - May 11, 2021, 9:52 a.m.

Love this smoothie, it’s one of my favourites😋🥰

Katharina - April 2, 2021, 1:27 p.m.

Thank you - that was SO delicious!
Best regards from Germany

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 1:49 a.m.

So happy to hear, Katharina! Sending lots of love to Germany 🥰