Chocolate Shakeology Recipes

One of our standby favorites, Chocolate Shakeology, is consistently delicious and one fo the most versatile Shakeology flavors. Such as, mixtures with fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs. Yes, it even masks vegetables like spinach. Vanilla Shakeology and Vegan Vanilla Shakeology (our preference) imparts a delicious, creamy base that tastes like the healthiest dessert you’re going to find! Here are our best Vanilla Shakeology smoothie tips, Shakeology flavor preferences, reasons we drink Shakeology, and of course, Vanilla Shakeology Recipes.

chocolate shakeology recipes

Shakeology is designed as a healthy meal or snack replacement delivering nutrients from top quality superfoods (responsibly sourced) from around the world. There is no better way to get all these nutrients in your day since most of the ingredients aren’t even available at grocery stores. 

Outside of the 9 essential amino acids and complete protein, you also ingest an array macronutrients, micronutrients, antioxidants, prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes that isn’t available elsewhere in one convenient package. At Ryan and Alex Duo Life, we are all about fueling our minds and bodies so that we are ready for everything in life. Shakeology fuels our every day. And, these Chocolate Shakeology recipes taste like dessert. 

our top ten favorite chocolate shakeology recipes

1. The Gingerbread Man

Tastes just like a gingerbread cookie… and the best part? We add fresh ginger for more anti-inflammatory, superfood goodness! Same as the recipe with Café Latte, but works just as well with Chocolate!

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

 

2. The Spiced Mexican Chocolate

Decadent and so good. Reminds us of vacation and we love the spicy kick!

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs

 

3. The Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

Good for all times you want to feel like a kid again! 

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 tbsp. of almond or peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. chopped almonds or walnuts
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 1/2 medium banana

 

4. The Nutty Banana Split

This is our mainstay. Get creative with this and add any extras that suit your fancy!

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 of a medium banana
  • 2 tsp. peanut or almond butter

 

5. The Immunity Booster

When you need a pick-me-up, blend up this immune system boosting concoction and start feeling the energy and health come back.

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries

 

6. The Sleep Elixir

Some days, your body just needs a good rest. This smoothie is loaded with healthy ingredients high in magnesium, calcium, and protein to ease your body into a restful night’s sleep.

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 of a medium banana
  • 2 tsp. peanut or almond butter
  • 1 cup of frozen spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. chia seeds

 

7. The Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Two of our favorite things! You can have your cake and eat it too!

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup Greek or plain (2%) yogurt

 

8. The Oatmeal Choco Cookie

For a heavier meal reminiscent of oatmeal, we love to make this for breakfast. The oats add a fullness to the shake without modifying the texture!

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/4 cup of dry oats
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed walnuts

 

9. The Ginger Spice Latte

We love getting our ginger in anyway we can to promote good gut health. Mix chocolate and ginger superfoods together for one tasty meal!

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 of a medium banana
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. raw honey (optional)

 

10. The Mint Chocolate Chip

Refreshing and a great use of your herb garden!

  • 2 cups almond milk or water
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 4 leaves of mint
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 1/2 medium banana

 

tips for the best chocolate shakeology experience

We have 6 years of experience formulating Shakeology shakes. We’ve found that there is a right and wrong way to make them, no matter the flavor. If you’re not happy with the flavor, don’t abandon ship. Follow these guidelines to make sure your Chocolate Shakeology or Vegan Chocolate Shakeology recipe turns out perfectly.

1. Add enough liquid

As you can see in our Chocolate and Vegan Chocolate Shakeology recipes above, we always recommend 2 cups. This is extremely important. It will be too thick and powerfully flavored if you use less. If your blender isn’t large enough, you should buy a new one. Remember, 2 cups or 16 ounces of liquid and you’re golden.

2. Ice makes a big difference

In the above Chocolate Shakeology recipes, we usually recommend 4-8 cubes. If they are small cubes, you might need 12. Ice adds to the flavor and further dilutes the Shakeology powder. You have added enough ice if many pencil eraser sized bubbles surface after you power down the blender. 

3. When in doubt, more banana (or peanut butter)

In our above recipes, we typically recommend 1/2 a medium banana. But, feel free to use the whole banana. Banana changes the consistency and flavor of your Chocolate Shakeology smoothie for the better. If your blender is getting full you can peel, cut, and freeze the bananas ahead of time and use them in place of ice. 

Peanut butter is also a great add to most Chocolate Shakeology recipes. We use real, organic peanut butter (the only ingredient should be peanuts). Some like PB2 powder, but we like having more healthy fat in our day and the thick peanut butter makes the consistency of the smoothie more shake-like. 

4. Water is good, milk is better

Water with Shakeology is still flavorful. However, if you make the Chocolate Shakeology recipe with almond milk, flax milk, or cow’s milk it will be richer. We recommend mixing half milk and half water. Coconut milk can create a weird consistency, almost like curdling. 

5. Use a blender

We always prefer to make our Shakeology shakes in a blender. The blender allows you to follow the above recipes and we like variety. However, when you are on the go, such as at the airport on business travel, mixing Chocolate Shakeology with water in a shaker cup is another great option. Again, remember to mix it with at least 16 ounces of water (cold water is ideal) and shake well. 

Pro Tip: If you regularly mix Shakeology with water in a shaker cup, you should buy the vegan flavor. It’s more miscible with water than the regular flavor containing whey protein. 

 

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Get more smoothie additive ideas with our free download below.

 

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why you’d want to drink shakeology

You may have heard that your healthy lifestyle results are 80% based on nutrition. It’s true. There’s no better way to get all the nutrients and all colors of the rainbow each day than with Shakeology. There’s a reason why we brought 8 bags (25 lbs.) with us when we moved to South America!

When you’re on-the-go as much as we are, you never know where your next meal is coming from. It makes us feel better knowing that at least one of our meals, with Shakeology, is taken care of. 

Shakeology removes decision fatigue and ensures consistency in eating healthy.

You still need to eat healthy, whole foods. Each day, we focus on eating the quality, high nutrition foods that we should be eating. We’re not perfect every day, and even if we were, Shakeology fills in the nutrient, mineral, and vitamin gaps.

Shakeology insures our immune system is strong and our energy is up. 

Did you know that 97% of adults in the U.S. get enough protein and only 3% get enough fiber? Shakeology is not a protein shake. We don’t need that. What we need more fiber and digestive enzymes to help our guts get us healthy on the inside. When that happens, you’ll see results on the outside. 

Shakeology improves digestion and gut health.

Read more about Ryan’s digestion health story with Shakeology in our Improving Your Poop Health 101 article

flavor recommendations and more recipes

We love Chocolate Shakeology and Vegan Chocolate Shakeology, but we drink all the flavors. Vanilla Shakeology and Chocolate Shakeology are our favorites because they are most versatile. For example, unlike Strawberry and Café Latte Shakeology, you can add spinach or kale to Vanilla and Chocolate Shakeology without even tasting it.

Also, we buy the vegan flavors. It’s not that the regular flavors based on whey protein are bad. Instead, we prefer the taste and the vegan powder mixes better (no chunks) with water in a shaker cup. Since we are on the go often, we are making shakes without a blender 50% of the time. 

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