This decadent, vegan Strawberry Chocolate Milkshake is made with just 5 simple ingredients. It’s a quick and easy, healthy dessert that can double as a light lunch or snack with added protein powder!
Strawberry season is here in California signaling that spring is right around the corner. This is one of my favorite times of year, next to fall and I’ve been buying strawberries like crazy, freezing them just for times like these when I feel like making a vegan strawberry chocolate milkshake.
I don’t know about you but spring happens to be the season when I naturally tend to start eating a bit lighter, making shakes and smoothies are a perfect way to get in a quick meal or healthy dessert, and this non-dairy, vegan milkshake is a great start!
Full of only good things in this vegan strawberry chocolate milkshake recipe, you can be sure you’re giving your body lots of L-O-V-E, because you deserve it!
Strawberries are full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. These sweet ruby red fruits hold three major benefits to your health: they have the ability to protect and support the cardiovascular system, regulate blood sugar helping to prevent diabetes and protect certain forms of cancer from developing. They are also a rich source of vitamin C, manganese and fiber! Eating at least one cup of strawberries will ensure you are getting the full benefit of their nutritiousness. See all recipes using Strawberries on TSV!
Cocoa is full of powerful anti-oxidants that may help prevent heart disease, cancer and aging effects. It can also be beneficial as an antidepressant with its natural ‘happy’ opiate effects giving you a feeling of elation. I have actually felt this myself after having a shake made with cocoa powder, feels pretty good! All recipes using Cacao/Cocoa on TSV.
It is recommended that you purchase your cocoa/cacao powder ‘organic’ as it’s less processed and contains more of the beneficial nutrients to keep you at your best. Just a note that cocoa is not included on the World’s Healthiest Food List but is still beneficial and can be enjoyed in moderation.
For More Vegan Milkshake and Smoothie Ideas
- Best Vegan Chocolate Banana Milkshake
- Matcha + Coconut Nice Cream Shake
- Banana Mandarine Hemp Smoothie
STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE (VEGAN)
It’s everything a strawberry chocolate milkshake should be!
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 min
- Yield: Serves 1
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa/cacao powder
- 1 – 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop protein powder, optional
- shredded coconut
- cacao nibs
Place ingredients in blender and blend until combined. Top with optional toppings. Serves one.
Depending on the size or cut of your strawberries, you may need to add a little extra milk. Sometimes I have to add an extra 1/4 -1/2 cup.Adjust the cocoa/cacao powder to suit your taste or protein powder. If using chocolate protein powder you may want to use less cocoa/cacao powder. Same goes for the sweetener. I use a Garden of Life Raw Protein Powder at the moment that doesn’t contain any sweetener so I added a bit to mine (sometimes I use hemp protein powder instead).
If your strawberries are super sweet you may not need any extra sweetener. With all this in mind, adjust ingredients depending on your circumstances.