Chocolate-Cherry Vegan Protein Shake

Cherry Chocolate Vegan Protein Shake Recipe

This shake is sort of a smoothie disguised as a chocolate shake—it has greens and plenty of protein, but it tastes chocolatey, rich and decadent. Hand it to an unsuspecting party  and they’d never guess it was a protein shake, let alone a vegan protein shake!

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Chocolate-Cherry Vegan Protein Shake

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes


2 servings


  • 1 cup chocolate coconut milk ice cream (or any chocolate-flavored non-dairy ice cream)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1 cup packed baby kale
  • 1/2 cup chocolate soy milk
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter (peanut or almond work best)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. Place the coconut milk ice cream in a blender, then add the cherries and baby kale. Add the soy milk, chopped banana, nut butter, and chia seeds. Blend until smooth and the greens are no longer visible. If the shake is too thick, pour in a little more soy milk, or you can also wait until the ice cream melts before using if you prefer a thinner smoothie.
  2. Divide between two large glasses and serve.


Depending on the quality of your blender, you may need to add the frozen fruit in batches and/or stop the blender to stir the mixture in order for it to blend more smoothly.

You can use dairy milk/yogurt, kefir, or ice cream in place of the non-dairy ingredients (chocolate or cherry-flavored would be best) for more protein. You can also use hemp seeds in place of the chia seeds as a protein source.


You honestly don’t even taste the greens—especially if you have a more high-tech blender, it pulverizes them completely. I find using baby greens like baby kale helps a little in the taste department, too!

This looks yummy! I’m going to have to try this, Haha. It has to be better than wendy’s frosty’s i am currently hooked on. Shhh, don’t tell my boyfriend. Haha. I’ve pinned this for later. Thanks for sharing & happy Thursday!

Mmmmm…I ALWAYS want a chocolate milkshake. I’ll take the healthy green smoothie part as a bonus. I’ve got everything but the ice cream on hand – I’ll have to pick some up so I can make this over the weekend. 🙂

I just made this smoothie using coconut water and crushed ice in place of the coconut ice cream and it was fabulous! I am new to the vegan lifestyle so I’m always on the lookout for great new recipes to try. This one totally fits the bill! This smoothie was delicious, healthy and filling and I loved that there was kale added! You couldn’t even taste the kale with the addition of chocolate soy milk and peanut butter. Thanks so much for this recipe…I will make this one often!!

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