Chocolate Vegan Protein Shake Recipe4 min read

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As I’m writing this article, I am going back and forth between typing and sipping my protein shake. I just finished a workout and as a reward for my brain and body, I made myself a delicious chocolate and banana vegan protein shake.

Shakes should be delicious, even if they are vegan. I have tried several vegan protein shakes and after drinking some of them I think I would have had a similar experience had I scooped up a pile of soil from my front yard and thrown it in the blender.

Orgain Organic Plant-Based Protein Powder is my favorite protein powder. It’s affordable, tasty, and has 21g of protein for 2 scoops. This is enough for me, especially since my main target is consuming more carbs for weight gain.

Choosing the Right Protein Powder

When choosing a protein powder, I start with my end goal in mind. So far, it’s always been to gain muscle mass (I’m kinda too skinny). This led me to test several different mass gainers, but I learned that pretty much all mass gainers have artificial calories in them that aren’t healthy for you. Instead, I could get the same calories by using natural ingredients such as oats and fruits to get more carbs and calories.

Yea… so those mass gainer protein powders that give you 800 calories per serving are cool because their packaging is really shiny and attractive, but they aren’t that great for your overall health.

Instead, you can save money with a good protein powder that gives you the protein you want and then add in the other ingredients that align with the macros you want.

I use a Nutribullet. Definitely recommended.

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About this Vegan Protein Shake Recipe

The portions for this recipe should vary based on your fitness goals. For me to meet my goal of gaining more muscle mass I need to consume a lot of carbs, so I have made this shake more carb-heavy with larger portions of oats, banana, almond butter, coconut oil, almond milk etc.

You would use smaller portions and could replace them with other fruits/vegetables or liquids such as water to feel full, get your necessary amount of protein, but have lower calories.

This shake tends to add up to around 800 calories.

Protein Shake Ingredients List and Quantities

  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup of oats
  • Half frozen banana
  • Honey
  • 1 tbsp of Almond Butter
  • 1 cup of Almond milk (original)
  • Water and ice (added for thickness)
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • Ghirardelli chocolate chips (to taste)
  • Cocoa Powder (to taste)

Vegan Protein Shake Recipe Steps

  1. Pour water into blender. Then pour in 1 cup of oats. (Always liquid before the solid)
  2. Add coconut oil and almond butter.
  3. Drizzle that honey on top to preference.
  4. Add protein powder
  5. Add one or more ice cubes (depending on thickness).
  6. Pour in half cup of water or more (depending on desired thickness)
  7. Add frozen banana and other fruits to preference.
  8. Blend that shit.
  9. Pour the shake into a cup.
  10. Top it off with some chocolate chips and cocoa powder.
I change up the order I put in recipes sometimes to see if they blend better. I always put liquid first AND last.

Try it Now

Make your own changes to ingredients based on your preferences. However, I typically always have water, ice, vegan protein powder, and oaks. Everything else changes depending on what I am feeling like eating/drinking.

For a sweeter taste, use only almond milk and no water. Add more honey. This shake is even better with chocolate almond milk. You will get the hang of how much water to use after a few attempts.

protein shake poured in a glass
The final product with chocolate chips on top.

My favorite part about this recipe is that even with using all-natural ingredients it tastes like a dessert! A dessert that’s healthy, delicious, and doesn’t have animal or whey protein?? That’s pretty cool if you ask me.

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