Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Protein Shake – a great source of vegan protein! This rich shake combines strawberries, bananas, and chocolate for a delicious, vegan, protein-packed snack.
I know it isn’t the healthiest to rely on protein shakes, but as someone who works out almost every day, it’s definitely helpful to get that extra boost of protein. And it’s delicious. The way I see it, as long as you don’t get all of your protein from protein powder, there’s no harm. You just need to make sure you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet for the rest of your meals.
Unlike a lot of pre-made shakes or protein drinks, this chocolate protein shake is actually healthy for you. Full of good fat from the peanut butter, fiber from the flax, and no added sugar, this shake makes the perfect protein-packed snack.
How to make this chocolate protein shake:
My number one tip to make this recipe not only easy, but time-saving? Target sells a frozen mix of strawberries and bananas. I buy at least one bag every week so whenever the craving strikes, I can blend this up super easy. If you don’t have this pre-mixed bag of fruit, just measure out 1 cup of frozen strawberries and 1 cup of frozen bananas. If you don’t have frozen fruit, you can still make this shake! Just decrease the amount of liquid and add some ice. Blend until totally smooth, then top with granola (or vegan whipped cream if you’re feeling fancy!).
Honestly, the most difficult part of this recipe is finding a protein powder that you like. It took me a minute until I found Vega (chocolate and greens, please), but it’s by far my favorite plant-based protein powder (so much so that I even listed it as one of my 2018 favorites).
Looking for more protein-packed recipes?
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Protein Shake
- 2 cups frozen strawberries and bananas
- 1 1/2 cups nondairy milk, such as Silk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until totally smooth.
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