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Glass jar filled with a chocolate protein smoothie topped with nut butter and granola with a straw in it. Around it is a tan kitchen towel and a bowl of granola.
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5 from 8 votes

Chocolate Protein Smoothie

The best thick and creamy Chocolate Protein Smoothie packs protein, carbs, fruit, and veggies to help build muscle and optimize recovery! It makes the perfect easy post-workout protein shake that is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and easily customizable to fit your needs.
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate protein smoothie, post workout protein shake, post workout smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 474kcal
Author Kelly



  • Place all ingredients into a Vitamix or a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 30-60 seconds.
  • Top with optional toppings if desired and enjoy!



*to bake sweet potato, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake from 30-40 minutes until soft and can be pierced with a knife. Let cool for a few minutes and roughly cut into 1-2 inches pieces, peeling off the skin as you go. Place cut sweet potatoes on a parchment paper-lined dish in the freezer and let freeze overnight, or at least 4 hours.
The nutritional breakdown will depend on what kind of protein powder you use. I used vital proteins chocolate collagen.


Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.3g | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 26569IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 499mg | Iron: 5mg