Chocolate Banana Protein Shake (Vegan, Nut-free)

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This combination is so simple, I hardly consider it a recipe, but I’ve been enjoying it far too often to keep it all to myself.

chocolate banana protein shake in a glass mug with chcocolate shavings on top

What I love most about this frosty chocolate shake is that it’s exclusively sweetened with fruit, and has a slushy texture reminiscent of an authentic milkshake. The key to this texture is using frozen banana, which is notorious for its ice-cream like qualities, and adding very little liquid, to keep the mixture nice and thick. Paired with cinnamon, which is thought to help balance blood sugar, and nutrient-rich hemp hearts, this shake packs over 10 grams of protein per serving, and will keep you satisfied far longer than a traditional milkshake!

For an even healthier spin, try adding a handful or two of fresh spinach to the mix. It adds a slightly green tint to this shake, but doesn’t affect its rich chocolate flavor.

The next time you need a post-workout snack, or just a tasty chocolate treat, I hope you give this shake a shot!

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake (Vegan, Nut-free)
Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana*
3 tablespoons hemp hearts
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (alcohol-free, if desired)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3-4 ice cubes (optional)
2 handfuls fresh spinach (optional)

*Tip: Be sure to peel your bananas before freezing! If you have a high-speed blender, like the Vitamix, you can leave the banana whole, but otherwise, I recommend slicing the banana into small coins before freezing, for easier and more uniform blending.

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until thick and smooth. Adjust any flavors to taste, as desired, and serve immediately!

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Chocolate Banana Protein Shake (Vegan, Nut-free)

This frosty chocolate shake tastes just like a milkshake, but is much healthier!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Banana Protein Shake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 261kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana*
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (alcohol-free, if desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3-4 ice cubes (optional)
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until thick and smooth. Adjust any flavors to taste, as desired, and serve immediately!

Notes

*Tip: Be sure to peel your bananas before freezing! If you have a high-speed blender, like the Vitamix, you can leave the banana whole, but otherwise, I recommend slicing the banana into small coins before freezing, for easier and more uniform blending.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 1160mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 9450IU | Vitamin C: 53.6mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 10.1mg

Enjoy!

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Victoria

Another winner! Delicious recipe!

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