Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie

This is my most requested recipe from my friends, and the most praised from those who try it. It’s filling, low in sugar, very high in protein, and has probiotics to support healthy digestion. Oh also - it’s super tasty. My go-to post-workout breakfast packing in over 30g of protein per smoothie!

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  • 1 cup plant milk (I think soy is creamiest)

  • 1/4 cup frozen avocado chunks

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or 1/2 scoop, if you find protein powder isn’t really your thing)

  • 2 tbsp cacao powder

  • 1/4 cup cultured coconut yogurt

  • 1/2 tbsp - 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • pinch of pink salt or rock salt


  1. Add plant milk in blender.

  2. Put avocado chunks in before the other ingredients, as I find they slightly de-thaw in the plant milk and this makes them easier to blend. In my experience, of you add them in later, they might not blend all the way and you could have chunks of frozen avocado in your smoothie. Yikes.

  3. Add in your favourite protein powder! I love Garden of Life vegan vanilla protein. I know not everyone likes the taste of protein powder, so only add as much as you can handle. However, the concept behind this smoothie recipe is that the chalk-like-ness of protein powder mimics the chalkiness of the dry ingredients in brownie batter so you don’t notice the texture/flavour of the protein as much. Genius, I know.

  4. Add remaining ingredients. Add as much sweetener as you like, I like to keep this smoothie low-sugar, but if you have a sweet tooth, go with the full tbsp of maple syrup. Another option is to replace both the avocado and the maple syrup with one banana. DO NOT FOGET THE SALT.

  5. Blend! Smoothie will be very thick. If too thick or not blending, add more plant milk until you get desired consistency.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my friends and I do! Let me know if you try it :)


Kristen Joy