Vitamins A and C found in Zucchinis are strong antioxidants and are very helpful in maintaining a healthy and youthful skin. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin whilst Vitamin C fights against free radicals that are harmful and cause the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as well as spots to develop on your skin. So get cooking and have zucchini daily to ensure glowing, ageless skin!

 

Zucchini – Hydrates your Skin:

Water flushes out harmful toxins from your body and is very beneficial for your skin. Zucchini, with high water content,  helps in hydrating your skin.

Zucchini – Helps in the formation of Collagen:

Collagen is necessary for  healthy skin and the healing of wounds. Collagen requires the amino acid cholin for its formation, which in turn requires manganese for its production. Zucchini is rich in manganese. So consuming zucchini is very beneficial for the formation of collagen.

 

DRY INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 x 30g scoop Chocolate Protein Powder of choice (optional – see notes)
  • ¼ cup Cacao Powder
  • ½ cup Shredded Coconut
  • ½ cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbs Chia Seeds

 

WET INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Zucchini (Grated)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Water (to moisten mix)

 

NOTES:

  • *Substitute Protein Powder with 1-2 tablespoons honey & add to wet mix

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat Oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Grease (or use baking paper) an 8 x 8 inch pan
  • Lightly beat eggs in a bowl with fork. Add vanilla
  • Grate Zucchini (skin on or off) and add to egg mix
  • Combine cacao, protein powder, coconut flour, chia seeds and shredded coconut in a separate bowl. Mix well and add to wet mix (zucchini / egg etc).
  • Combine the mixture using the back of a spoon to rub the dry mix into the wet. Only add water to moisten the mixture if it’s too dry. Avoid making mixture too wet
  • Bake for 15-20 mins. Avoid over cooking
  • Remove from oven and allow cooling for approx 20 minutes before serving.

Add extra shredded coconut if desired. Store in refrigerator or cut into portions and freeze for later.

 

Enjoy!

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