Hidden veggie chocolate protein shake recipe


  • 1 ¼ Cups Unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 Cup Fresh baby spinach

  • ¾ Cup Frozen riced cauliflower

  • ¼ Cup Ice

  • 1 Scoop Cocoa Vital Whey

  • 2 TBSPs Chia seeds

  • 1 TBSP Cocoa powder, optional

  • 2 or 3 TSPs Granulated stevia or monk fruit sweetener

  • ¼ TSP Ground cinnamon

  • ¼ TSP Pure vanilla extract

Have you tried adding veggies to your chocolate protein powder shakes? Believe it or not, you can’t tell you’re drinking vegetables and it’s a great way to squeeze in an extra serving or two of vegetables!

A homemade chocolate protein shake is also a good option for breaking a period of intermittent fasting. With fiber, protein, and healthy fat, a chocolate green smoothie recipe can be a balanced way to begin your eating window.

If you regularly use protein shakes as a quick, on-the-go meal replacement, a smoothie recipe with hidden veggies is more nutritious than protein powder mixed in a liquid. Many vegetables can be blended into smoothies. Good options to try include:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Cauliflower (raw or steamed)
  • Leafy greens, like spinach and kale
  • Lettuce
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Sweet potato (cooked)
  • Zucchini

This hidden veggie chocolate protein shake recipe contains cauliflower and spinach, plus cocoa whey protein, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. It can be naturally sweetened with a touch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener, making it a delicious and low-sugar recipe.

Here’s how to make a spinach and chocolate protein shake.












Total Time: 5 minutes; Yield: 1 serving

  1. Place almond milk, whey protein, chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, sweetener, spinach, cauliflower, and ice in a blender. Process on high speed until smooth. Transfer to a glass and enjoy.

Ana Reisdorf, RD
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