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This single-serving Vegan Chocolate Blueberry Shake is an easy and healthy snack to have on repeat.
We had a brutal heatwave this past week in California that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. I couldn’t believe that it was actually hotter next to the ocean (104 degrees)! than inland. That is just not normal.
Thank goodness our house has air-conditioning which is actually pretty unusual for California coastal living. A few of our neighbors have installed A/C recently, too. It’s just been too darn hot. I hate to turn on the oven to make anything when it’s this hot, so frozen blended smoothies and shakes, plus Instant Pot meals are as good as it gets for now.
This Vegan & Dairy-Free Easy Chocolate Blueberry Shake is actually an update from many years ago, but it was too good to forget. It’s so easy! I used a total of six ingredients, plus a handful of baby spinach or kale (totally optional, but I bet you won’t even taste it).
My original recipe used soy milk, but I swapped unsweetened almond milk for this update. Soy milk adds nice protein, but I try not to consume it too much. Soy also showed up on my food sensitivity testing, so that makes me wary of it.
For my paleo or dairy-free friends, you could totally add a scoop of collagen protein to this shake, too. Vegan friends can add a scoop of vegan protein. It’s up to you whether it’s a snack or a meal replacement. I’ll list some of my favorite protein brands below.
I added a handful of baby kale to this smoothie, but you can use baby spinach for a milder flavor. Or, you can totally leave out the greens, it’s up to you!
This delicious chocolate shake could be a breakfast option, or perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s cold and sweet and refreshing, and the chocolate flavor covers up any of the green flavor or color.
Items recommended for this Easy, Vegan Chocolate Blueberry Shake for One (some affiliate links included):
- Blendtec high-speed blender (here’s a refurbished one at a great price)
- Organic fair-trade cocoa powder
- Sprouted organic ground flax
- Paleo collagen peptides protein powder
- Vegan plant-based protein powder
Questions about making this vegan and dairy-free shake recipe:
Can I use a regular blender for this shake? Yes, but you won’t get as smooth of a consistency. And, if you use spinach or kale, it won’t get completely blended.
Can I double this shake recipe? Definitely.
Can I leave out the coconut? Yes, but I would add some kind of healthy fat, like hemp seeds or avocado.
Can I leave out the banana? Yes, but it won’t be as sweet. You could use frozen mango instead!
Here’s the printable recipe with nutritional information for this Vegan & Dairy-Free Chocolate Blueberry Shake.Print
This Vegan Chocolate Blueberry Shake is an easy and healthy snack to have on repeat. It’s creamy and delicious!
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ frozen medium banana
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened dried coconut
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon sprouted ground flax
- 1 cup baby spinach or baby kale
- Combine the almond milk, blueberries, banana, coconut, cocoa powder, ground flax, and baby spinach (optional) in the base of a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until all of the ingredients are well-combined.
- Serve immediately.
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