Who doesn't love the flavor combo of a chocolate strawberry smoothie? Part protein-packed snack and decadent treat, this smoothie is dairy free and gluten free.
Using a dairy free beef-based protein, you can make this smoothie with just a couple extra ingredients!
5 ingredients for a protein-packed strawberry smoothie
You can probably figure out what's in this chocolate strawberry smoothie just based on the recipe title.
That said, I do have a few ingredients notes to keep this recipe dairy free, gluten free, and paleo.
- Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- Chocolate protein powder
- Strawberry protein powder
- Non-dairy milk (any works, but my favorite is cashewmilk or oatmilk!)
- Ice (if using fresh strawberries)
To keep this recipe dairy free, make sure you opt for non-dairy milk AND non-dairy protein powder. Non-dairy protein powder may be a little harder to find than whey-based versions, but they are out there, I swear!
I've linked my favorite brand throughout the post.
As a note, I LOVE using oatmilk for smoothies but it's not paleo. If you need a paleo option, my two top choices are cashewmilk or almondmilk!
My all-time favorite protein powder
Hands down, my favorite protein powder is Equip Prime Protein! That's what I've used for this recipe.
I have many, many reasons that I love this protein powder, but the most important is that it's the best-tasting protein powder I've ever had — and it's made with beef!
If you've never had it before, that might seem a little crazy — but damn is this protein powder good. The vanilla tastes like birthday cake, the chocolate tastes like — well, chocolate, and the strawberry tastes like strawberry milk.
Ugh. Just too good, all of them!
Beyond the flavor, though, I like that Equip Prime Protein is dairy free and junk free. Of course, that's a big deal when making a dairy free chocolate strawberry smoothie.
Plus, 20g of protein per scoop doesn't lie — it delivers exactly what it's supposed to, which is high quality PROTEIN.
Variations on this chocolate strawberry smoothie
Smoothies are endlessly customizable! Here are a few suggestions if you're looking to change up this recipe:
Can't find strawberry protein powder?
If you don't want to buy Equip Strawberry Prime Protein that I used in this recipe (let's face it: you SHOULD buy it because it's incredible), just use all chocolate protein powder or a blend of chocolate and vanilla.
The strawberries in the recipe should still provide for that chocolate-strawberry flavor combo we all know and love.
Want a little more green in your smoothie?
If you aren't super concerned with the visual aesthetic of your smoothie, toss in a handfull or two of spinach.
Otherwise, add a cup of zucchini. Seriously, zucchini is a GREAT smoothie addition — it's relatively neutral-flavored and adds a boatload of creaminess to any smoothie.
Also, great way to use up zucchini when you're drowning in it, which I usually am in late summer.
Not enough of a chocolate punch?
If your protein powder just isn't giving you the chocolate explosion you want, add ½ tablespoon of cocoa powder to the smoothie.
I tested this recipe with Equip Chocolate Prime Protein, but not every chocolate protein has the same chocolate flavor. Whatever you use might garner different results.
More recipes with Equip protein powder:
- Paleo Blueberry Protein Muffin Recipe
- Double Chocolate Protein Muffins
- Chocolate Protein Pancakes
- Strawberry Protein Waffles (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
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With over 20 grams of protein per serving and a super short ingredient list, this chocolate strawberry smoothie makes a quick and easy snack!
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender. Blend, starting on low and increasing to high, for 2 minutes or until completely smooth.
If using fresh strawberries, add 1 cup ice.
If you want more chocolate flavor, add ½ tablespoon cocoa powder.
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