Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie (that Actually Tastes Like a Milkshake)

I really just need you to trust me on this one and scroll with an open mind.

Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie (that Actually Tastes Like a Milkshake) | Dancing for Donuts | Green Smoothie

Believe me when I tell you guys that I’ve been making this smoothie EVERY single day for a week…and the pictures are here to prove it😂 I know it sounds ~super~ weird to add zucchini to your smoothies, but here’s why I love it so dang much.

  • you cannot taste it. at ALL.
  • it adds a TON of volume so your smoothie will feel more satisfying
  • the texture gets SO creamy without having to add any added sugar (ie. more frozen bananas)
  • the texture gets SO creamy without having to add any extra fruit/sugar
  • it’s cheap as heck and you don’t have to go crazy preparing it – just add in a big chunk completely raw and peeled (but unpeeled is fine!)

Eat it plain or top it with your favorites – I love something crunchy like cacao nibs, Magic Spoon Cereal (pictured at the top!), granola, my new favorite Nutsola, or even a mix of both (like down below!).

Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie (that Actually Tastes Like a Milkshake) | Dancing for Donuts | Green Smoothie

Here’s what’s in my morning “milkshake:”

1/3 large frozen banana

1 cup packed spinach

3 ice cubes

1/2 cup raw, peeled zucchini (pic below for reference!)

1/2 tsp spirulina

1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I love this one and this one!)

1/3 cup filtered water

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tbsp chia seeds

It goes without saying that everything pretty much just goes into a blender until it’s creamy! Depending on the strength of your blender, you may need to add just a touch more of filtered water or coconut milk to move it along.

Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie (that Actually Tastes Like a Milkshake) | Dancing for Donuts | Green Smoothie

Let me know if you try it – now is a good time to experiment in the kitchen😉 Have a wonderful weekend, y’all!

xo Jordan

What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW #6)

Today I’m sharing a full day of eats with you guys! It’s interesting for me to keep a “food diary” for the day, plus you always seem to love these😊

This post is in no way whatsoever meant to serve as an example of what you “should” (or should not, for that matter) be eating! It’s solely for inspiration and a little peek into my day. Please do not compare your eating to mine, we are all different and have to do what’s best for us🙌🏻

So let’s just get into it!

7amCoffee with Ancient Nutrition collagen (code dancingfordonuts for 20% off), homemade macadamia milk (made with a Modest Mylk base), apple pie spice and 4-5 drops SweetLeaf English Toffee stevia (p.s. that’s a suuuper old pic up there, but my coffee is always the same, anyway!)

8:30amGreen smoothie with 1/2 frozen banana, 1 scoop of Tone It Up vanilla protein, 4 ice cubes, ~1/2 cup macadamia milk, 2 handfuls spinach, 1 tbsp chia seeds and 1 tbsp peanut butter

9amGummy vitamins because I am the gummy vitamin QUEEN👑😂 Right now I’m taking a women’s multivitamin from Smarty Pants and MegaFood elderberry gummies for immune support.

11am – A slide of my simple seed bread topped with Fourth and Heart Chocti in Coffee

1pmHomemade ramen for an upcoming post! I used Pacific Foods bone broth for the base and added in shredded carrots, garlic, oyster mushrooms, soy sauce, sesame oil, sririacha, a jammy egg, ramen noodles (of course!), avo and scallions. SO GOOD.

4pmCarrots and celery with a mustard/hummus/Sir Kensington’s buffalo ranch mix and a clementine on the side! Also some Lebby Dark Chocolate Chickpea snacks…not fully sold on those yet, but I did finish off the bag yesterday so I guess that’s saying something😅

7:30pm – A Beyond Meat slider and portabello fries at a fun Zumba event! I also tried one of their mini chicken dogs and some popcorn.

9pm – I usually try to stop eating by this hour, but the event threw me off since it was a later-than-usual workout for me and didn’t have a full dinner! I at 1 and 1/2 of these brownies plus a trail mix situation of some Magic Spoon cereal (code DANCINGFORDONUTS for free shipping! The frosted is my fave ever), pepitas and cacao nibs.

And that my friends, is IT. Not necessarily a normal day of eats, but a real one! Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon (maybe from Asia?! We leave Saturday!)😍

xo Jordan

Staying Healthy On-the-Go [+ My New Favorite Green Smoothie!]

This post is sponsored by my friends over at Kiwami Greens, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own, as always!

Dancing for Donuts | Staying Healthy On-The-Go with Kiwami Greens.

Does anyone else feel like they’re constantly on the move these days?

A little backstory on me: for 5 years I legitimately ran around like a crazy person, driving all over LA from auditions to work to class. When I started my big girl 9-5 a year ago, I honestly thought it would be easier to manage my health, both mind and body, simply because I’d have more structure to my schedule and I’d be in one place. No more snacking on just energy bars (since they were the only thing that’d stay in my car in the heat all day) and wondering when and where I’d get my next meal from. The truth, though? Sitting at a desk all day means wanting to eat out of boredom, the temptation to eat garbage for lunch since I can go wherever I want, and having less time to make a healthy dinner at night once I’m back from my commute, too.

Dancing for Donuts | Staying Healthy On-The-Go with Kiwami Greens.

That being said though, I’m trying to find healthy habits that work around my schedule since that office life probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But even if you don’t have a desk job, it can be really challenging to make health-conscious decisions if you’re constantly going from place to place. I know as a student, or mom, or any working human for that matter, having something right at your fingertips that’s going to give you natural energy and nutrients is key, and often hard to come by. Enter: ridiculously convenient single-serving packs of Kiwami Greens.

Dancing for Donuts | Staying Healthy On-The-Go with Kiwami Greens.

GUYS. I’m not even kidding when I say this stuff is a game. changer. It’s literally the easiest way to make sure you’re getting your greens in, especially when you need a little boost (helloooo 3pm slump). Inspired by the Japanese tradition known as Aojiru, a nutritional greens blend known for its nutritional properties, Kiwami provides an easy way to reap the benefits of high quality young barley leaf, ashitaba (fiber, beta-carotene, vitamin E, calcium & polyphenols), matcha and sencha. It’s non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free AND has prebiotics, which sustain probiotics. This means that if you’re taking probiotics or eating fermented probiotic foods like Kombucha or kimchi, Kiwami Greens makes these “good bacteria” even more effective and are basically pure gold for your gut.

Dancing for Donuts | Staying Healthy On-The-Go with Kiwami Greens.

Can I tell you the best parts, though? You know what, I’ll just go ahead an list them for you right here…

1. This stuff legitimately tastes AWESOME. If you’re one of those people that loves Starbucks unsweetened matcha lattes, I promise you will love Kiwami Greens too because it literally tastes the same but is sooo much better for you (and cheaper!).

2. You can mix it with water or your favorite milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but I bet it tastes delicious with cashew or coconut milk, too!). This makes it even easier to enjoy since you can literally get water anywhere. If you’re home though, you can totally put it in a smoothie – my recipe can be found below!

3. You can keep it in your purse, at your desk, in your gym bag, wherever since the packets make it easy to take on-the-go and don’t need to be refrigerated.

4. It dissolves sooooo much easier than regular matcha (and doesn’t have that bitter taste!). You know how regular matcha just kind of clumps together and you need that special whisk or a blender to make it blend? Yeah, Kiwami doesn’t need that.

Dancing for Donuts | Staying Healthy On-The-Go with Kiwami Greens.

If you’re one of those people that likes to hide their nutrients in smoothies, I like to blend 1/2 frozen banana with 1 packet of Kiwami, 1 cup kale, 1/4 cup frozen mango and almond milk or water to taste!

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If you’d like to try Kiwami Greens for yourself, just head over to their website and use code SUMMER10 for 10% off your order!! Let me know what you guys think, ’cause I’m absolutely in love with this stuff.

Have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

xo Jordan