• Sharanya Raghunath

Protein Dessert Shake

I love the ease of a protein smoothie like most people. However, it can get boring very quickly. I love a decadent chocolate dessert but most times, I end up feeling heavy after something like a chocolate molten cake. This dessert is packed with protein and will leave you feeling satisfied without the added bloating.


I have tried several plant based or whey based protein shakes. Orgain is one of the best plant based protein powders in the market. They are perfect for a vegan diet and their powders are versatile enough to use in any recipe. I usually have the creamy chocolate fudge on hand. If you have never tried Orgain, I highly recommend trying their protein powders. You can get 30% off your first purchase by using my code "sharan30" during checkout.



Ingredients

3 Scoops of Creamy Chocolate Fudge Protein Powder

2-3 Tsp of Instant Coffee

1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract (optional)

2 chocolate cookies (I love using bourbon but you can use Oreos or anything you prefer)

1 1/2 C of Ice

1 C Milk of choice*

A splash of water

Optional Toppings: Mini chocolate chips, hemp seeds, and a brownie


Methods

  • If you have a high speed blender, this recipe comes together in minutes. I love using the smoothie setting on my Vitamix. I add all the ingredients, except the toppings and blend.

  • If you want the smoothie to be more chocolaty, add 4 scoops of the protein powder. You can also omit the coffee or add less. If you are sensitive to caffeine (like some of us 😉), I would recommend dessleft before dinner.

  • Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy! I highly recommend the hemp seeds and the mini chocolate chips.



Notes:

The purpose of this drink is to sneak some protein into your dessert. To do this, I would recommend using regular milk. This contains the most protein per serving. Oat milk is a fantastic vegan option as it makes this drink creamy. Homemade almond milk is also a fantastic option since you can control the protein factor. I know brands like califa make milks fortified with pea protein so you can give that a try. I don't recommend soy milk on my page because they tend to be heavily processed and I am extremely sensitive and allergic to processed soy.


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