Dairy-Free Chocolate Post-Workout Smoothie

nutrition Oct 05, 2020
Best Allentown Personal Trainer

I'm a big fan of soft-serve ice cream.

Especially if it's the salted caramel kind... in a sugar cone.


Every so often I will enjoy a pint of frozen goodness after a tough resistance training workout.

Problem is, dairy makes me feel downright awful.

So, over my adult life I've messed around with different meal-replacement shake recipes in an attempt to achieve an ice-cream-like consistency.

Here's my latest iteration...

Dairy-Free Creamy Chocolate Post-Workout Smoothie


  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 5-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 scoop chocolate pea protein powder
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 lemon (squeeze the juice)
  • 1 cup hot chamomile tea
  • 3 cups ice


Grab your heavy-duty blender.

Add the frozen banana slices, spinach, mint leaves, protein powder, cinnamon, and ice.

Now squeeze some fresh lemon juice into the mix.

Be sure to strain the seeds.

Finally add the hot tea.

Why hot tea you ask?

It helps blend this delicious concoction with less liquid, resulting in a thicker consistency.

Kind of like soft-serve ice cream.

About 300 calories.

If you're cool with dairy, try delicious chocolate whey protein powder instead of the pea protein.

If you like this recipe, please share.

To your success,

Coach Joe



Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.

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