This Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake tastes like an indulgent dessert but is really a healthy breakfast or post workout drink recipe!
This Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake recipe and photos were updated June 2017 as it remains a favorite breakfast and post workout treat.
I kid you not, I went to load pictures from my camera to my computer the other day and of all the 400+ photos, it was all pictures of shakes and smoothies. And strawberries. Oh and bacon.
Yes, that is all I have been eating lately.
No not bacon (although that has been in my diet in healthy dosages!!!).
But shakes and smoothies (remember that Frozen Pink Lemonade Smoothie I shared a few weeks ago?).
That’s all I want. I guess that is what my body needs right now. Lots and lots of fruits and veggies.
And that is what I love about smoothies, they are packed with nutrients and I can easily get my daily servings of fruits and veggies in an easy to drink and tasty smoothie.
I have also started using protein powder in some of my shakes and smoothies. Honestly, I used to never get the protein shake/powder thing, but since I have been a crazy, constantly on the go, person right now; whipping up a quick protein shake to run out the door with, is the perfect thing to hold me over until lunch or dinner. (Holy, run on sentence, Batman!)
I have also been trying to be more active. No, don’t worry, this isn’t going to become a weight loss/workout blog, I just want to have a more active lifestyle. Because getting out and walking around the lake, doing some yoga and punching an invisible punching bag has been good for my soul. And a protein shake keeps me going strong.
Plus, this Chocolate Covered Strawberries Protein Shake is so rich and delicious that I feel like I am getting a special treat! I love it and drink one of these almost every day. Seriously. Love.
If you don’t have protein powder or don’t want to use it, no worries! You can still have a skinny chocolate shake by using cocoa powder and a bit of honey (which I’ve included in the recipe below). You can also add a handful of spinach for added nutrients!
Go on! Drink up!
- 6-7 fresh or frozen strawberries
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder*
- 1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 4-5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a high power blender and blend until smoothie. Add additional milk or ice to reach desired constancy. Serve immediately.
Optional: Add 1/2-1 cup spinach or baby kale for added nutritional value.
1 tablespoon cocoa powder plus 2-3 teaspoons honey can be substituted for chocolate protein powder. Frozen strawberries will yield a thicker, creamier shake.