4 Basic Shaker Cup Recipes

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on July 17, 2017 , categorized in Smoothies

You don’t need a blender to make a flavorful shake. Choose your flavor profile, add the ingredients to your shaker cup, shake your money maker (aka your shaker cup) and enjoy. Not sure how to properly stack your shaker cup? Follow this formula—and make sure you stack it in order!

Basic Layer Technique

  1. Ice
  2. Water, non-dairy beverage, or 100% juice
  3. Vega product
  4. Water
  5. Ice

Now that you know how to properly stack your cup, here are four different recipes for you to try.

1. Low Key and a Little Tart

Just add a splash of lemon juice to your Vega powder and liquid of choice for a tangy twist.

2. Rich & Creamy

Add a scoop of non-dairy yogurt to thicken this shake up.

3. Elevated Chocolate

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Cacao nibs and cocoa powder make this taste like dessert in a cup.

4. Tropical Twist

Frozen fruit adds a tasty snack at the end of your shake.


  • Low Key and a Little Tart
  • Ice

  • ¾ cup water
  • Your favorite Vega® plant-based protein powder in Berry, Natural, Tropical, or Vanilla flavor
  • Splash lemon juice (to taste)
  • ¾ cup water
  • Ice

  • Rich & Creamy
  • Ice

  • ¾ cup non-dairy beverage
  • Your favorite Vega plant-based protein powder in Chocolate, Vanilla, or Berry flavor
  • ½ cup non-dairy yogurt
  • ¾ cup non-dairy beverage
  • Elevated Chocolate
  • Ice

  • ¾ cup non-dairy milk
  • Your favorite Vega plant-based protein powder in Chocolate flavor
  • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup non-dairy milk
  • Ice

  • Tropical Twist
  • ½ cup frozen mango (instead of ice)
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • Your favorite Vega plant-based protein powder in Vanilla, Natural, or Tropical flavor
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple (instead of ice)


  1. Add half the liquid called for in the recipe (water, non-dairy milk, juice, etc.)

  2. Layer in a scoop of your favorite Vega protein powder, then remaining ingredients and ice.

  3. Add any additional ingredients, such as cocoa powder, or cacao nibs.

  4. Add ice or frozen fruit.

  5. Top with remaining liquid.

  6. Shake, sip, enjoy!

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!