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Cherry Chocolate Power Shake

Cherry Chocolate Power Shake

Chef Dawn Ludwig
This Cherry Chocolate Shake is easy to make vegan. It also doubles as a dessert! I actually had a hard time testing it because it was SO filling that I didn’t want breakfast for a couple of days. It lead me to discover that if you put a portion into the fridge, it makes an incredible pudding!
This recipe works best in a high speed blender like a Vitamix or NutriBullet or Ninja or something that will puree the cashews. I added a quarter of a banana to make it sweeter, but you could leave that out if you wanted more of a Phase 1 Shake.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • ½ cup frozen dark cherries (unsweetened)
  • ¼ ripe banana
  • ¾-1 cup almond milk
  • ⅓-½ cup cashews
  • 1 serving protein powder (26-29 grams)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract or dried vanilla bean


  • Blend until smooth!



  • The ratios are between phase 1 and phase 2. Make it more Phase 1  by using 1/2 cup cashews and no banana – or closer to Phase 2 by using 1/3 cup cashews.
  • If you want to make it a bit creamier, or if you don’t have a high speed blender, soak the cashews overnight.
  • The texture is thick like a milkshake (especially if you use the full amount of cashews and the lower amount of almond milk). It will turn into a pudding texture when refrigerated. Separate it into 4 ramekins and refrigerate overnight to serve as a dessert. Yum!
  • For a nut-free and protein powder free variation, add 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt, unsweetened, and 1 tablespoon hemp seeds in place of the cashews and protein powder.

Nutrition (Original Recipe)

Fat: 41%
Carbohydrate: 32%
Protein: 27%
Calories: 522
Keyword Dairy-Free, Phase 1, Phase 2