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Smoothie Basics: Chocolate Smoothies

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Smoothie Basics: Chocolate Smoothies

Chocolate is a fan favorite because it can help satisfy your sweet tooth all on it’s own but if you’ve just opened a new tub of Vega® protein powder, or you’re feeling like you’re in a smoothie rut, pairing your protein powder with just the right ingredients can take your smoothie to the next level.

Start with the base recipe and blend it with the flavor pairing suggestions below for the best tasting smoothie recipe.

Smoothie Base Recipe

  • 1 ½ cups liquid (water, juice, plant-based beverage)
  • 1 cup ice and/or frozen fruits
  • 1 serving Chocolate or Mocha Vega® protein powder


  1. 1. Blend liquid and protein powder until smooth
  2. 2. Add ice and/or frozen fruit (plus your flavor pairing choice) and continue blending until smooth
  3. 3. Serve cold


Vega® Essentials and Vega One® Chocolate bring a rich cocoa flavor into your shake.

Pair With: Banana, cashews, cayenne, coffee, hazelnuts, nutmeg, raspberries

Try This: A Mexican Chocolate Smoothie with cayenne, nutmeg and raspberries. Or try a chocolate protein shake with Vega Essentials Chocolate simply shaken with a plant-based beverage and ice.


Vega® Protein & Greens and Vega Sport® Premium Protein Chocolate bring a perfect balance of dark chocolate with a hint of sweet vanilla.

Pair with: Avocado, banana, chai, coffee, cayenne, cinnamon, maca, nut butters, nuts, orange, vanilla

Try this: Pair with a spoonful of peanut butter to make the classic PB and chocolate combination.


Vega Sport® Mocha is just as satisfying as your morning latte, but with more nutrients and protein to start your day off right.

Pair with: Banana, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mango, or Orange.

Try this: A mocha protein shake made with Vega Sport®, plus ice and plant-based beverage of your choice.


Have a tub of Vanilla or Berry in your cupboard too? We’ve got your Vanilla and Berry bases covered.


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