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Chocolate Grapefruit Protein Shake

Chocolate Grapefruit Protein Shake, a quick and easy breakfast smoothie made with vegan protein powder, grapefruit essential oils, banana, almond butter, and spinach. Start your morning off right!

a chocolate smoothie shake on a counter with a spoon

Looking for a healthy, delicious, and QUICK breakfast smoothie? Try a chocolate protein shake with a few drops of grapefruit essential oil! Only 5 minutes to whip up for a nutrient-packed breakfast on the go.

Ready to learn how to make a grapefruit chocolate smoothie? Let’s do it!


Ingredients

  • Chocolate protein powder: The flavor base of this recipe and provides chocolate flavor. My favorite is Raw Fusion Natural.
  • Grapefruit essential oil: Just a couple drops of therapeutic grade grapefruit essential oil adds delicious flavor to the mix! These oil drops are so concentrated that they infuse the whole smoothie with their refreshing flavor.
  • Banana: Adds a creamy texture to smoothies
  • Almond butter: Adds healthy fats and proteins, as well as a deep flavor
  • Frozen spinach: Adds plant-based iron, as well as acts as an ice replacer when frozen ( you can also use fresh spinach, just make sure to add 1 cup of ice to the smoothie)
  • Recommended tools: high powered blender

Pro tip: Make sure you select a therapeutic grade oil any time you are ingesting it. Read the label carefully to ensure it is approved for internal use.


How to make (step-by-step photos)

Step One: Add ingredients to a blender

Add water, a few drops of grapefruit essential oil, chocolate protein powder, banana, almond butter, and spinach to a high powered blender.

Fresh or frozen spinach? I like using frozen spinach in smoothies because it provides nutrition while also acting as a replacer for ice. However, if you have fresh spinach then add 1 cup ice.

a hand pouring smoothie ingredients into a blender

Step Two: Blend until smooth

Blend the smoothie ingredients until they are smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Add more water or ice to your desired thickness.

a hand placing spinach and ice into a blender to make a smoothie

Step Three: Serve smoothie

Once the smoothie is blended, pour into your favorite cup to enjoy as a drink, or add the smoothie to a bowl and top with your favorite toppings for a fun smoothie bowl.


How to freeze

This smoothie is a great option for freezing for later use. Simply blend until smooth, then store leftovers in a freezer-friendly cup.

When you’re ready to serve, take the smoothie out of the freezer and let thaw about 10 minutes at room temperature before enjoying. For best results, add the slightly thawed smoothie back to the blender and blend for 30 seconds for a smoother consistency.

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Chocolate Grapefruit Protein Shake

Chocolate Grapefruit Protein Shake, a quick and easy breakfast smoothie made with vegan protein powder, grapefruit essential oils, banana, almond butter, and spinach. Start your morning off right!
5 from 3 votes
Prep 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 high powered blender

Ingredients
  

  • cups water
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil therapeutic grade
  • 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder
  • 1 medium Banana 1/2 a large or 1 small/medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon natural almond butter
  • 1 cup frozen spinach or 2 cups frozen
  • 1 cup Ice

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients to blender. Pour water, grapefruit oil, chocolate protein powder, banana, almond butter, and 1 cup frozen spinach to a high powered blender (or 2 cups fresh spinach).
  • Blend until smooth. Blend ingredients until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve. Serve smoothie immediately for best results, or freeze for later.
Keywords chocolate protein smoothie

UPDATE: This recipe was originally published in March 2020 and updated for clarity in March 2022.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks to your wonderful blog, I ordered a jar of Barney almond butter. I tried it this morning and it is excellent. Yum!