Eat Dirt Vegan Protein Shakes (Best Smoothie!)


This recipe for eat dirt vegan protein shakes received an Honorable Mention (10 VIP Free Product Coupons!) as the Best Smoothie entry in the The Spring Fling Dairy-Free Recipe Contest, hosted here on Go Dairy Free, and sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free.

Eat Dirt Protein Shakes - superfood vegan smoothies with a fun presentation

Go Dairy Free - The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein-Free LivingCreated by Sarah of A Whisk and Two Wands, these vegan protein shakes really do look the part with their “dirty” topping, but are tasty, chocolaty and fun to eat!

We admit to cheating on the sweet side, using dark chocolate rather than cacao nibs in the shake and adding a few drops of vanilla stevia since we opted to make it on the icy side, but we are slight sugar fiends in this test kitchen.

Sarah says, “While we created this recipe to post for Earth Day it is a great recipe for Spring. Spring is when we plant our gardens and flower boxes and watch everything sprout and grow!”

Eat Dirt Protein Shakes - superfood vegan smoothies with a fun presentation

Special Diet Notes: Eat Dirt Chocolate Vegan Protein Shakes

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian and generally food allergy-friendly!

Eat Dirt Vegan Protein Shakes
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Serves: 1, or two smaller cups
Dirt Topping:
  1. Mix topping ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Blend shake ingredients together in a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, until smooth.
  3. Pour into glass, top with topping mixture, and place spinach leaves in top. Enjoy!
*Can use vanilla as it will still be brown with greens and berries but not as dark. Vega Performance Protein can also be used, which ever fits your needs for the day. If you want to make it without protein powder you can add 2-3 tablespoons of cacao powder and adjust sweetness using sweetener of choice.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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