Vegan Pregnancy Chocolate Protein Shake Recipe_2

When you’re vegan, and you’re pregnant, it seems like the number one question folks like to ask is “But are you SURE you’re getting enough protein?” Eyebrows go up and looks of concern may shadow the faces of loved ones or friends, while you may be rolling you’re eyes or thinking “Oh please!”

For any pregnant woman (vegan or not) probing questions can get annoying, but it is important to remember that their heart is in the right place. To ward off unwanted pressure (and to make “sure” you are getting enough of the big P) try my super awesome yummy fantastical protein shake! I drink one of these babies every morning, and it is packed with enough protein to get you started on the right track for the day.

Related: Vegan Pregnancy Smoothie- Red Raspberries & Banana!

Pregnant women should be getting around 75 grams of protein or more daily, calculating on you’re protein requirements pre-baby (take what you needed beforehand, and add 25 grams). If you are having twins, of course this number will increase. In my chocolate protein shake, you will be getting around 23-25 grams, depending on how hefty the spoonful. I think protein shakes are a great way to add in that extra P power, plus you get iron, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants, calcium, and more from the other ingredients. I always feel pretty pumped after slurping one of these, and I know my baby likes it too:)

So start you’re morning with a brisk walk, followed by this tall glass of goodness, and I promise you will be able to take on the world!

Vegan Pregnancy Chocolate Protein Shake

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Mix in a blender until well combined. You can add ice cubes or freeze the banana prior to blending, if you want a chilled shake.

*UPDATE: When I originally posted this recipe, I was using brown rice protein powder. In 2014, new health regulations caused all brown rice protein powders to be labeled as a product that may cause cancer. YIKES! Since then, I have been on the hunt for better protein shake alternatives. Currently, I am recommending Vega protein for this recipe, although it’s not what I originally used in this post. Vega’s standards are higher than most vegan protein companies, however, some of their powders may be hard to blend, so I highly recommend using a blender! If you have any questions about protein powder choices for pregnancy, please feel free to contact me here.

Vegan Pregnancy Chocolate Protein Shake
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 banana
  2. 1 1/2 C vanilla almond milk
  3. 3 rounded Tbsp vegan protein powder*
  4. 1 rounded Tbsp raw cacao powder
  5. 1 heaping Tbsp natural creamy peanut butter (no added sugars)
Instructions
  1. Mix in a blender until well combined. You can add ice cubes or freeze the banana prior to blending, if you want a chilled shake.
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Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party

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Sounds delicious and congratulation on your pregnancy 🙂

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Thanks darlin:) He is a thriving toddler now!

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I’m hoping over from the healthy living link up- great to see a vegan protein shake as so many contain dairy! i did’nt know that about trice though- what a pain!

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Yes the rice issue is a pain, but if you get a good protein, this shake is so yummy! Thanks for stopping by!

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Hi Randi,
So healthy and delicious! I love chocolate smoothies! I am so glad you shared your protein-rich chocolate smoothie for Vegan with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party. I’m pinning and sharing!

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Thanks Deborah!

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