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chunky monkey smoothie in a glass with almonds around it

Creamy Chunky Monkey Protein Shake With Caramel Drizzle

A gluten-free, vegan, classic smoothie recipe. This chunky monkey smoothie is creamy, thick, and makes a tasty post-workout fuel source.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cacao powder, chocolate smoothie, homemade caramel sauce, post workout, protein powder
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 serving
Calories 264kcal


  • High powered blender


  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 vanilla protein powder vegan
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 date
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¾ cups almond milk


  • In a blender, combine everything but almond milk.
  • Pour milk over top.
  • Blend on high until combined and smooth.
  • You may need to use a tamper as the smoothie is thick.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the healthy caramel topping.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass.
  • Place the caramel drizzle into a ziplock bag, cut the corner tip off and drizzle over smoothie.


  • This recipe makes 1 super large indulgent smoothie or two small ones.
  • Both why or vegan protein powder will work however the flavor will be different. The whey smoothie will be sweeter. If you've just switched to a vegan protein powder, it's a bit less sweet. Add in another date if you need to!
  • This vegan chocolate smoothie is best when eaten as soon as it’s made. It will thin out if stored.
  • Likewise, you can store the homemade caramel sauce however it will harden slightly.
  • If you need to omit the protein powder, opt for collagen powder and add 1-2 dates to adjust the sweetness of the smoothie.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2.2mg