dairy-free chocolate milkshake

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chocolate dairy-free protein milkshakedairy-free chocolate milkshake is an excellent post workout smoothie that is filled with raw vegan plant-based protein. plant-based protein is easily digestible and following a workout it is best to consume high quality food to aid your body in rebuilding the tissues that have been broken down. after all, the difference in achieving your fitness goals relies on your body’s ability to recover from the stresses of exercise.

once you’ve finished a workout your body seeks nutrients derived from whole foods and the quicker you fill the need the quicker you begin rebuilding. additionally your body is too busy replenishing itself to be bothered with a  heavy load of digestion making a liquid or something near liquid beneficial. filled with coconut, cacao, banana and macca this dairy-free chocolate milkshake has become my go-to post-workout smoothie. it also makes for a simple, raw, vegan afternoon energy boost and as an additional bonus, it tastes like dessert.

dairy-free chocolate milkshake

2 cups instant vegan almond butter milksuperfood frenzy hemp milksweet and creamy coconut almond milk or cashew almond dairy-free creamer

1 frozen banana

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1/4 teaspoon maca powder (optional)

place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. makes about 18 oz. and serves 1-2.

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27 Responses to “dairy-free chocolate milkshake”
  1. This looks and sounds delicious! Always looking for a good vegan milkshake 🙂

  2. candy says:

    We love using almond milk for making milk shakes and we don’t even need to be dairy free.

  3. hal says:

    i’m so trying this – thanks for sharing! i get sick of drinking the same smoothies all the time!

  4. This is perfect for the Hubs. He can’t do dairy. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Krysten says:

    I love milkshakes but milk makes my tummy hurt a little bit, so I don’t really drink them. I am going to try this recipe!

  6. I have never made a dairy free shake before, but this does seem yummy and easy to do. Thank you for sharing. Pinning for sure.

    Ayana Pitterson

  7. Erica says:

    Yum. I love these types of smoothies. I’ll try substituting carob powder for the cacao as I’m sensitive to the caffeine. I imagine it will still be pretty good!

    • Jessica says:

      carob can always be substituted for cacao in recipes…for me i always prefer the flavor of cacao to carob. enjoy!!

  8. Chocolate milkshake! Yum. And vegan too, even better.

  9. Liz says:

    Ooooh I make a milkshake similar to this for post-workout snacks, but I usually put in peanut butter. Love it – it’s so easy and delicious! I’ve never used maca powder, but I’ve heard a few people recommend it now, so I’ll have to check it out!

    • Jessica says:

      maca is fabulous, i love the flavor and health benefits it offers…and the addition of pb in this would be yummy too!!

  10. Vet Leow says:

    I have to try to make this once my sore throat gets better…..

  11. I’ve been looking for a healthier version of my favorite childhood beverage, and this recipe looks easy and delicious. I can’t wait to try it.

  12. Sue Tanya Mchorgh says:

    Yum. I love these types of smoothies.

  13. I’m supposed to cut out dairy but it’s soooo hard! This recipe looks perfect to make it easier and delicious!!

    • Jessica says:

      you won’t even notice the day missing with this milkshake but i understand cutting out dairy can be challenging…give a shout if you need help or support!!

  14. I am happy that I have never had to worry about bad effects from dairy, but honestly this recipe looks great for anyone! I should try and give it a try for the kids as they are milkshake fanatics. Thanks for the recipe.

    Thrifting Diva

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