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Chocolate Maca Mint Vega Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Maca Mint Vega Protein Smoothie

This chocolate maca mint Vega protein smoothie is vegan and GF, and tastes like choc-mint cookie dough. This is a protein-rich breakfast or workout shake. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters


  • 2 cups (480ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (45g) Vega One chocolate protein powder (1 scoop)
  • 1/2 cup (70g) raw unsalted cashews, soaked and drained
  • 1/3 cup (30g) rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon gelatinized maca powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon natural mint extract, plus more to taste
  • 2 medium-sized frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

optional boosters:


  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak mint to taste. 

Recipe Notes

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak