Like my chocolate protein shake, this fruity version is quick and easy to make, tastes great, and is perfect for busy days! You can use any fruit, sweetener, juice, and vegan milk combination that you like, and the fruit can be fresh or frozen. (I prefer using frozen fruit as it gives just a bit of iciness to the shake.) My favorite combination of orange juice, vegan honee, vanilla soy milk, and bananas, has 9 g of protein, 7 g of fiber, lots of vitamins and minerals, and only 235 calories per serving! It also keeps well in the fridge for several days, so make a full batch and have it ready when you need it. There are dozens of combinations that taste great, so try different ones and find what you like best! Here are a few more possibilities to give you some ideas:
Raspberries, mango, and pineapple juice:
Strawberries, peaches, and orange juice:
Bananas, coconut milk, and pineapple juice:
The directions are the same no matter which combination you choose. Start by draining and rinsing the cannellini beans, then add them to your blender jar:
Add the sweetener and salt:
Add the juice and vanilla:
Put the lid on your blender, then blend on high speed until the beans are completely blended in. Then add the vegan milk and the fruit and blend again. Do not just add everything all at once, or the juice may make your milk curdle!
Pour into glasses and serve!
Fruity Vegan Protein Shakes
This quick and easy recipe for fruit-flavored vegan protein shakes is both delicious and good for you! Use your choice of fruit, sweetener, and vegan milk to vary the flavors and make it your own!
- 15.5 oz can Cannellini Beans
- 42 g (2 TBS) Vegan Honee (or other sweetener)
- 0.8 g (1/8 tsp) Salt
- 300 g (1 1/4 c) Orange Juice (or other juice)
- 5 g (1 tsp) Vanilla Extract
- 300 g (1 1/4 c) VanIlla Soy Milk (or other vegan milk)
- 240 g (2 large) Frozen Bananas (or other fruit)
Drain and rinse the cannellini beans, then add them to your blender jar.
Add the sweetener, salt, juice, and vanilla. Put the lid on your blender, then blend on high speed until the beans are completely blended in.
Add the vegan milk and the fruit and blend again. Do not just add everything all at once, or the juice may make your milk curdle!
Pour into glasses and serve. Store any leftover shake in the fridge in a container with a tight-fitting lid, and shake well before using. The shake thickens up in the fridge, which I don't mind. If you like a thinner consistency, just add a little bit more juice or vegan milk.
- Use 2 TBS of any sweetener that you like (or the equivalent of 2 TBS if you are using stevia.) That is 42 g of vegan honee, maple syrup, agave, or brown rice syrup, 25 g of vegan sugar, or 28 g of vegan brown sugar. If your fruit is not very sweet, you may want to increase the sweetener a little bit.
- Use any juice and vegan milk combination that sounds good with your fruit choice.
- Use 240 g (8.5 oz) of any fresh, frozen, or drained canned fruit that you like. One large banana, one cup of diced fruit, 10 large strawberries, or 2/3 c of raspberries all equal about 4 oz in case you don't have a scale. It really won't matter if you get extra fruit in your shake, so this doesn't have to be super accurate.
- The calories, protein, and fiber content will vary a bit depending on which fruit, sweetener, juice, and vegan milk you choose. The 235 calories per serving is with vegan honee, sweetened vanilla soy milk, orange juice and bananas. If you used stevia, unsweetened soy milk, orange juice and raspberries, your shake would only have 180 calories per serving.