Delicious Chocolate Vegan Protein Shake filled with Protein Powder, Strawberries, Peanut Butter (Peanut Butter Powder if you want less calories), Chia Seeds, and Almond Milk.
This is the best vegan protein shake and you can enjoy it for breakfast, pre/post workout, lunch, or even dinner. This is protein packed so can be used for any meal of the day.
Table of Contents
- Will this vegan protein shake give me enough protein I need for a meal?
- What is included in this delicious vegan protein shake?
- What is the process in making this Vegan Protein Shake Recipe?
- Is a protein shake healthy for you?
- What else can I add to my protein shake?
- What is the best Blender to use for my Vegan Protein Shake?
Will this vegan protein shake give me enough protein I need for a meal?
The answer is yes! This shake is packed with protein and that is why my personal opinion is that this is the best Vegan Protein Shake. It is packed with protein from the protein powder, peanut butter, and a small amount in the chia seeds and almond milk. This actually has more protein than most vegan lunches and dinners.
When I first went Vegan I was nervous that I would not get enough protein in my diet. Little did I know that on most days I actually get more than before I was vegan. This is a main contributor to that as I typically start my day off or end my day with this delicious shake.
What is included in this delicious vegan protein shake?
Arbonne Chocolate Protein (Best Tasting Plant Based Protein Powder)
Peanut Butter (Peanut Butter Powder if you want less calories)
What is the process in making this Vegan Protein Shake Recipe?
This may be the most important part in making a protein shake. You don’t want your protein shake to be too thick or too thin. First start off by filling the bottom of your blender or shake bottle with the almond milk. Then add your strawberries. I like to keep my strawberries frozen, because it adds more taste to the protein packed shake. If you don’t freeze your strawberries you will have to use ice and it will make it taste watered down a bit. Then you add your plant based protein powder. Next you can add the chia seeds and peanut butter. Then you will blend with whatever blender you have.
Side Note: Start with only 2 cups of Almond Milk if you want to test the consistency of the shake. You can always add more if it is too thick, or keep it the way it is if that is how you like it.
Is a protein shake healthy for you?
This may be one of the most important questions asked when discussing a protein shake. The answer is yes and no. It depends what type of “healthy” you are looking for. Protein shakes can be healthy for you as they speed up your metabolism. They also are very filling and I am always extremely full after drinking one. This can be a good thing if you are trying to eat less, but maintain everything your body needs.
On the other hand, they can be looked at as unhealthy. Protein shakes are high in calorie count. Like I stated above you can use a peanut butter powder if you want to reduce calories, as peanut butter is very high in calories. There are many alternatives you can use to make it less in calories, that is just up to you.
What else can I add to my protein shake?
If you want to make some slight adjustments to the ingredients that I use in my protein shakes, here are some alternatives you could use instead.
Replacements for Fruit: Some good fruit alternatives instead of strawberries are:
Blueberries, Bananas, Mangos, Rasperries, Pineapple
Liquid Replacements for Almond Milk: Some good alternatives if you don’t like/don’t want to use almond milk:
Water, Coconut Water, Coconut Milk, Juice, Coffee, Tea, Soy Milk
Replacements for Chia Seeds: These are some good replacements for chia seeds. If you don’t like chia seeds they aren’t necessary to add, but add many health benefits:
Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Flour, Corn Starch
Replacements for Peanut Butter: I use peanut butter for its high protein contents. I also really enjoy the taste of it and its great for the texture of the plant based protein shake. If the reason you aren’t using peanut butter is related to having a nut allergy then below are some substitutes you can use.
Nut Free: Sunflower Butter, Tahini, Cookie Butter, Soy-nut Butter, Coconut Butter (People with tree nut allergies are not allergic to coconut)
Peanut Butter Replacements: Almond Butter, Hazelnut Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Cashew Butter
What is the best Blender to use for my Vegan Protein Shake?
In my many years of making protein shakes and in my couple years of being vegan, I have tried many blenders. At the end of the day the best blender for each person is different accustom to their needs. I have found that the loudest blenders are always the best, even though your roommates/spouse may not approve as much. If you want the best information on where to find the best blender, check out this blog post on The Best Blender for Frozen Drinks 2020 https://ecolifemaster.com/best-blender-for-frozen-drinks/
Also if you are brand specific here are the best Ninja Brand Blenders 2020 https://ecolifemaster.com/best-ninja-blender/ and The Best Vitamix Blender 2020 https://ecolifemaster.com/best-vitamix-blender/
Please share your comments below on how you make your Vegan Protein Shakes or if you make them like me. I always look forward to comments as well as other peoples opinions, as I am always open to new suggestions!
Chocolate Vegan Protein Shake
- 2 1/2 Cups Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 6 Whole Frozen Strawberries
- 2 Scoops Protein Powder
- Place Almond Milk, Strawberries, Peanut Butter, Chia Seeds, and Protein Powder into Blender.
- Blend together to the consistency that you like and enjoy!