Chocolate Protein Shake

How To Prepare Chocolate Protein Shake | For Weight Loss

This Chocolate Protein Shake is easy to make, filling, and tasty. It’s a fantastic way to start the day while also supporting your health and weight-loss goals. This smoothie recipe contains an excellent blend of protein, healthy fats, and plant-based carbohydrates that will keep you full for hours.

Because it’s sweet and mild in flavour, baby spinach is the ideal green to sneak into a protein smoothie.

If you want to go for a more robust flavour, add some kale orchard. I particularly like how the cauliflower adds extra creaminess to the protein shake (while also sneaking in an extra veggie!) It’s fantastic!

Chocolate Protein Shake Recipe

I’m showing you how to make the most delicious Chocolate Protein Shake. It is a great recipe to help support health and weight loss goals, and it’s also a delicious option for anybody looking for a tasty breakfast idea. Ya, that’s easy.

Nourishing and very satisfying. The most significant difference between a smoothie and a protein shake is the addition of protein powder. So often, when we’re making fruit smoothies. While they are delicious, they don’t keep us full for very long because they don’t have any protein or additional fibre to help keep us feeling satiated.

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So you’re going to see with this shake, we’re using a good, high-quality protein powder as a supplement in partnership with lots of fibre and a bit of healthy fat to make a smoothie that’s going to keep you so satiated and nourished up to your next meal.

Chocolate Protein Shake Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • A handful of baby spinach
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder I use Tera’s Whey – 2 scoops is one serving
  • One tablespoon of cacao or cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • One tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Pop everything in a blender and blend until rich and creamy!

Notes

  1. You can use any liquid you like for this smoothie; oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk, and water all work well.
  2. I prefer the taste of whey protein, but a plant-based protein powder works well too.

Nutritional Analysis:

Serving: 1 recipe | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 5mg

How To Make Chocolate Protein Shake

Step 1

First up goes in one cup of unsweetened almond milk or any milk you prefer or have on hand. You’re going to see that putting the liquid in first will help the shake blend up quickly.

Then I have a big handful of baby spinach. Now, you can make this a big handful or a small handful depending on your personal preference. But do note that baby spinach is a lovely, mild green, so it’s a great beginner green when you’re trying to work some veggies into your shake.

Next, I have one serving of chocolate protein powder. Now, I love whey protein. I like the creamy taste and texture. But you can, of course, use a plant-based protein powder if you prefer.

But note, if you’re buying protein powder, you want to look for simple ingredients and a short ingredient list. Then to kick up that chocolate flavour, I’m adding a tablespoon of cacao powder. Of course, you could also use cocoa powder.

It will add many chocolatey flavours and an excellent little kick of antioxidants. Then I have half of a frozen banana, which will add a bit of sweetness to the smoothie and some good healthy carbs.

Step 2

If you’re not a banana fan, I find frozen mango is a great swap. Next up, three-quarters of a cup of frozen cauliflower. Not only is this going to add an extra veggie to our shake, but it’s going to bulk up the volume of the shake make it super rich and creamy.

In addition, it’s going to add a bit of fibre, which, remember, is that magical ingredient that can help keep us satiated and full for longer. Finally, if you don’t have any frozen cauliflower on hand, go ahead and sub in some frozen zucchini. That also works well.

Then I have a big fat dollop of almond butter. It could be any nut or seed butter you love or have on hand and a healthy dash of cinnamon just for some extra flavour.

I’m going to blend that all up and let it get nice, rich, and creamy. And keep in mind, if you like your shake a little thicker, you could toss in a few ice cubes, and if you like it thinner, add a bit of extra almond milk. This chocolate protein shake is rich, creamy, cold, delicious, nutritious, and satisfying.

I can’t wait for you to give it a try. Suppose you’re looking for more accessible, delicious, nutritious recipe ideas to help support your health and weight loss goals. In that case, I recommend trying out my green breakfast smoothie and or my Chia pudding.