Chocolate Plant Based Protein Shake: Healthy and Delicious

Chocolate Plant Based Protein Shake: Healthy and Delicious

Chocolate Plant Based Protein Shake

I go back and forth with being a vegetarian. I waffle between strict vegetarianism and anything goes eating and I am really tired of it. I have recently promised myself to get back onto the vegetarian wagon and stay strong.  Meat just really messes with my digestive system. My weakest area, especially during busy times like the holidays, is getting enough protein. When I feel myself needing some protein, I often find it very easy to reach for a meat product. But I just discovered that GNC has several plant-based protein powders and they sent me a sample of their GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ to try out.  I used it to make a chocolate smoothie that was rich, vegan, and delicious.

Before we get to the recipe, let me tell you a little bit about the plant proteins that are available at GNC.

Plant-Based Proteins
  • Plant-based proteins can be a great option if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet or simply want to support lean muscle and total body health.
  • Plant-based protein sources include brown rice, pea, hemp and soy.
  • Discover the power of plant-based proteins at GNC here.
GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ – Vanilla
  • GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ delivers a robust blend of vitamins and minerals typically found in wholesome super foods, protein and other key nutrients necessary for maintaining optimal health and wellness.
  • Each serving of GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ contains spirulina and bee pollen, which provide beneficial vitamins and minerals to support optimal nutrition and health.
  • The premium formula of GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ is also loaded with 14 grams of protein derived from non-GMO (genetically modified organism), vegetarian sources such as soy protein, brown rice protein and pea protein, as well as food-based enzymes to support digestive health.
  • Great-tasting, nutrient-dense GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ offers a hearty helping of natural goodness in every delicious, easy-to-mix serving.
Brown Rice Protein
  • But because brown rice protein is not a complete or whole protein, it is most commonly paired with pea protein to complete the essential amino acid profile.
  • Brown rice protein is a convenient source of protein for vegetarians.
Pea Protein
  • Pea proteins are commonly high in the amino acids lysine and arginine
  • Pea protein is a great option for vegetarians and vegans
Soy Protein
  • Soy protein provides essential amino acids our bodies need for growth and repair of muscles.
  • Soy protein contains no cholesterol and very little fat.
  • Soy protein is a good option for people who follow a vegetarian diet.

GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™Protein powders have come a long way. I found the GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ to be quite delicious and pleasant in both smell and appearance. I love chocolate and adding cocoa powder to a smoothie makes me feel like I am splurging on a treat. Yum. 

Chocolate Plant Based Protein Shake


  • 2 scoops vanilla flavored GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal™ (scoop comes with powder)
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup ice


Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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This post is brought to you by GNC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. #GNCPlantProtein

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    That sounds really good, I will definitely try that.

  2. Lisa Bristol says

    This is a product i would love to try. I am trying to get more protein in my diet. I like that it is plant based protein.

  3. I didn’t know they had plant-based ones! I need to look for this next time I’m at GNC, I love that store!

  4. I use a soy based powder every morning and it is almost gone so I am looking for another brand to try. I like that the protein comes from other sources that soy in this one!!! I will absolutely try it. I have a GNC right near my home!

  5. I LOVE trying new shakes for breakfast. I bet my hubby would love something like this after his workouts!

  6. I had no idea you could find a plant based protein powder. It is so much safer and a healthy choice.

  7. This looks like a great product. I did not know you could get a protein powder that was plant based.

  8. This is a great option for a vegetarian who wants to get in some extra protein. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This sounds like a great protein powder option. Soy protein is super good for you.

  10. Sounds good. I’m a protein powder lover 😉

  11. Wow, I’ve never heard of plant based protein drinks! I think that’s a great idea! How neat!

  12. I’ve tried this without a recipe and it was pretty good. I should try it in a smoothie like this.

  13. My son drinks these protein shakes. He seems to really like them!

  14. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of these. Have to check into them now. Thanks

  15. I’ve never heard of this brand but I love protein shakes. I tend to eat more carbs so this makes it easier to get the nutrition my body needs. I prefer vanilla so I can blend it with half a banana or a cup of yogurt. Yummy!

  16. I’ve never tried a plant based protein shake before. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks!

  17. Very interesting product. Thanks for sharing and I am going to take a look for it next time I am at store.

  18. I actually drink these and love them. They fill me up and taste great. I love it and like you, like adding them to drink recipes

  19. I’m allergic to soy. So I’m glad you posted other ways to get my protein.

  20. Sounds yummy. I would totally try it out.

  21. I love protein drinks! They are such an easy way to make a smoothie breakfast stay with me until lunch time.

  22. Amber Louise Edwards says

    I will definitely try this protein drink. I never had a plant-based protein drink before.

  23. Amber Louise Edwards says

    This looks refreshing! I’m adding this to my diet.

  24. I have never herd of that…maybe i will give it a try!