Vegan Chocolate Protein Shake (4 Ingredients!)


You will love this delicious and refreshing vegan chocolate protein shake. It’s made with just 4 simple, plant-based, protein-rich ingredients in just 5 minutes for a healthy, hearty breakfast or post-workout snack.

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Originally published on 04/24/2017

As I mentioned before, I LOVE peanut flour.

Peanut flour is my favorite protein powder. It tastes amazing, with no lingering aftertaste and contains 16 grams of protein in a single serving. It’s hard to find anything comparable. For this reason, I put peanut flour in and on everything (well, maybe that’s an exaggeration), but my favorite way to use this superfood is in this vegan protein shake.

If you think smoothies are boring, think again!

This smoothie allows for lots of variations. For extra protein, add chia seeds or a spoonful of peanut butter. You may also consider adding Maca powder And Ashwagandha Powder for its mood and energy boosting properties.

I mean, it’s peanut butter and chocolate for breakfast. What’s more exciting than that?


You won’t believe how full of flavor this 4-ingredient smoothie recipe is. This chocolate protein smoothie is made with simple, very versatile, and easy-to-find ingredients that you should be able to find at your local grocery store.

Here’s everything you need.

Notes on ingredients

  • Vegetable milk -I recommend almond milk but any non-dairy chocolate milk will do.
  • Peanut flour – My favorite way to add protein to your shake without a weird aftertaste. If you don’t have access to peanut flour, feel free to use a protein powder of your choice. Just note that this will change the flavor of your shake.
  • Frozen banana– Make sure your bananas are frozen to ensure an ice cream-like consistency. To freeze bananas, peel and cut ripe bananas into 1″ pieces. Freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once completely frozen, transfer the banana pieces to a ziplock bag.
  • Superfood Supplements (optional)You can add a variety of superfoods for a healthy boost. A few of my favorites are chia seeds, maca powder, and Ashwagandha powder.. All of these have incredible benefits for your mood, energy, heart, and overall health.

For this recipe, all you need is a blender. I recommend a high power blenderlike a Vitamix. (<


Step by step instructions

Smoothies are super easy to make! The key to a good smoothie is to keep it thick, creamy and cold.

Blend the ingredients in a blender until thick and creamy. If it is too thick, do not hesitate to add more vegetable milk. Alternatively, if the mixture is too thin, add a few more pieces of frozen mango. Taste and adjust the spices and maple syrup.

Pro tip: Make sure to use frozen fruit as the base of your vegan smoothies. Frozen fruit produces a thick, ice cream-like consistency. When smoothies are not cooled properly, the texture can become thick and slimy.

Pour your smoothie into a glass, garnish with hemp hearts and enjoy!

Serve and store

Portion – Serve your smoothies immediately! Serve with extra pieces of banana or hemp hearts sprinkled on top.

Storage – Do you have any smoothie left? Freeze it in popsicle molds for a healthy midday snack.

Tips and tricks

  1. Make sure your bananas are completely frozen to ensure the right ice cream-like consistency. To freeze bananas, peel and cut ripe bananas into 1″ pieces. Freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once completely frozen, transfer the banana pieces to a ziplock bag. Return to the freezer and store for up to three months. When you’re ready to use them, simply blend them in your blender with the rest of your smoothie ingredients.
  2. Make sure to mix your ingredients until completely smooth. If your smoothie is too thick, add additional almond milk, 2 tablespoons at a time, until you reach a pourable consistency.
  3. This smoothie allows for lots of variations. For more protein, add your favorite protein powder, chia seeds or nut butter. Almond butter works well! You may also consider adding Maca powder And Ashwagandha Powder for its mood and energy boosting properties. (<

Frequently asked questions

Can I use something other than bananas?

Yes! If you want a banana-free option, substitute ½ cup silken tofu.

Can I store this smoothie?

Unfortunately, it does not store well. This vegan smoothie should be consumed immediately. If you have leftovers, freeze them in popsicle molds for a healthy midday snack.

Can I turn this recipe into a smoothie bowl?

For sure! Simply reduce the almond milk by ½ cup and you’ll have a thicker consistency to enjoy with a spoon. Garnish with additional bananas, chocolate shavings and hemp hearts and enjoy with a spoon.


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Vegan Chocolate Protein Shake

You will love this delicious and refreshing Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake. It’s made with just 4 simple, plant-based, protein-rich ingredients in just 5 minutes for a healthy, hearty breakfast or post-workout snack.

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Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 smoothie

Calories: 396kilocalories

Remarks

Serve and store – Serve your smoothie immediately! Do you have any smoothies left? Freeze it in popsicle molds for a healthy midday snack. Recipe Tips
  1. Make sure your bananas are completely frozen to ensure the right ice cream-like consistency. To freeze bananas, peel and cut ripe bananas into 1″ pieces. Freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once completely frozen, transfer the banana pieces to a ziplock bag. Return to the freezer and store for up to three months. When you’re ready to use them, simply blend them in your blender with the rest of your smoothie ingredients.
  2. Make sure to blend your ingredients until completely smooth. If your smoothie is too thick, add additional almond milk, 2 tablespoons at a time, until you reach a pourable consistency.
  3. This smoothie allows for lots of variations. For extra protein, add your favorite protein powder, chia seeds, or nut butter. Almond butter works well! You may also consider adding Maca powder and Ashwagandha powder for their mood and energy enhancing properties.
Variants – For a smoothie bowl, simply reduce the almond milk by ½ cup and you will get a thicker consistency to enjoy with a spoon. Garnish with additional bananas, chocolate shavings and hemp hearts and enjoy with a spoon.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kilocalories | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 1301mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 150UI | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg

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