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Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake Recipe

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Cool peppermint and creamy vanilla combine to make this vegan protein shake recipe a refreshing treat. Drink it for a healthy breakfast or a satisfying snack and boost your energy levels while ensuring you are getting enough protein. 

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Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake

This Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Vegan Shake Recipe is a game-changer when it comes to vegan protein smoothies. Packed with 13 grams of plant-based protein, healthy fats, and simple, whole foods, this shake is the perfect option for a hearty breakfast or a post-workout nutrient boost. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make with just a handful of simple ingredients.

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The Power of Vegan Protein Powder

Protein smoothies are a great way to incorporate enough protein into a vegan diet, ensuring you get all the essential amino acids your body needs. To create a complete protein shake, we’ve combined this vegan protein powder that’s gluten free with vegan plant protein milk. 

This vanilla protein powder is a pea protein powder and a fantastic plant-based protein source. Together, they provide a high protein content, making this shake an excellent option for supporting muscle mass and maintaining energy levels throughout the day.

If you’re focusing on weight loss, a high protein intake and maintaining muscle is vital and this vegan smoothie is a delicious way to ensure that you do.

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Skinny Peppermint Vegan Protein Shake

Why you will love this vegan protein shake

  • It has a creamy texture without grit.
  • It’s an easy breakfast smoothie you can throw together in a matter of minutes!  
  • You can add optional ingredients like hemp seeds or cacao nibs and make it your favorite way.
  • If you use Orgain vegan protein powder this will be a gluten free vegan protein shake.

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What really makes this high-protein smoothie so special is the peppermint. It’s cool and icy and invigorating. Imagine being kissed by a polar bear, if it were a gentle and sweet polar bear.

We believe in keeping things simple and using whole, healthy ingredients. Our Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Vegan Shake calls for dairy free milk.

You can use soy milk, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or oat milk as the non-dairy milk base, depending on your preference. These choices provide a creamy texture without added sugar, making it perfect for a healthy breakfast or a satisfying treat after a good workout.

You can find the full printable recipe card, including ingredient quantities below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time. 

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk – You can use whatever milk you like. If you really want to boost the amount of protein, I suggest using soymilk like this one
  • Plant-based protein powder– Use your favorite, but make sure it’s vegan protein shake powder.
  • Banana – I prefer to use a frozen banana and omit the ice, but if you don’t have one frozen, just peel and add ice.

Pro Tip – Don’t throw away your overripe bananas! Peel them and break them into 2-inch pieces. Put them in a freezer-safe bag and grab a few when you’re ready for a smoothie. It’s an easy way to add flavor and creaminess and a game changer for quick protein shakes.


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How to make this Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake Recipe

This vegan protein shake recipe is so simple! 

Here are the steps to make the best tasting vegan protein shake ever.

  1. In a blender, add dairy-free milk. 
  2. Next, add 1 scoop or 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons of vegan protein powder.
  3. Then add frozen or fresh banana.
  4. If you’re using fresh banana, add ice.
  5. Add 1 drop of therapeutic-grade suitable for internal use peppermint oil or 1 drop peppermint extract.
  6. Blend until you reach your desired consistency. 
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Vegan Protein Shake

Tips for your Vegan Protein Shake

I prefer using a frozen banana rather than fresh bananas and skipping the ice for an even creamier shake. I always keep peeled, sliced bananas in my freezer for a quick add-in to my shakes. They give you a great potassium boost and add natural sugars. They also make great dairy free ice cream.

​Ripe banana works wonders in adding natural sweetness and thickening the shake to perfection. However, if you need more sweetness you can add a tablespoon of maple syrup.

Remember to only use THERAPEUTIC grade peppermint oil that is approved for internal use. Not all oils are created equal and not all oils are meant to be ingested. If you are in doubt stick with peppermint extract, it’s a good substitute. 

You can always omit the peppermint oil or extract and opt for a banana protein shake instead. It won’t be icy cool, but it will be delicious.

If you want additional vanilla flavor, simply add one teaspoon of vanilla extract and enjoy.


This skinny peppermint vanilla vegan protein shake is so simple and easy that you shouldn’t have any problems, but if you do these tips should help.

How many tablespoons in a scoop of protein powder?

Scoop sizes vary depending on the brand of plant-based protein powder you use, but it is roughly 1.5-2 tablespoons or 25 grams. 

Can I make a vegan protein shake in advance?

There is nothing harmful about making your protein shake ahead of time, however, it’s not the best idea. It will separate and not taste good.

How many calories in a vegan protein shake?

This easy recipe has 215 calories. The calories will vary depending on the ingredients you use.


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Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake Recipe

Cool peppermint and creamy vanilla combine to make this shake a refreshing treat. It’s packed with protein and nutritious goodness, so you can indulge and stay on track.
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack, vegan
Cuisine American
Keyword banana protein shake, peppermint protein shake, vanilla protein shake, vegan protein shake recipe, vegan protein smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 215kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat


  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice) unsweetened
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 drop peppermint oil – therapeutic internal use ONLY or use 1/2 tsp peppermint extract


  • In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until well combined and frothy.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with a coconut whipped topping and crushed candy canes, if desired. 


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Nutrition information is without garnish. Adding 1 Tbsp Coco Whip and 1 crushed mini candy cane adds 33 calories. Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use. 


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 7g


If you like the sound of this vegan shake, check out the Shamrock Shake or these non-dairy smoothies.

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Let me know what you think of the shake or how your weight loss journey is going. I love hearing from you!

​Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a medical professional. The information provided on this blog is based on my personal experiences and research as a vegan recipe enthusiast. While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a registered dietitian before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. The recipes and tips shared on this blog are meant for general informational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always prioritize your health and well-being by seeking personalized guidance from a qualified healthcare provider.

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  1. 5 stars
    THis looks so good. I’m a huge fan of shakes, but I honestly have never had a peppermint shake, this seems like it would be such a good combination of healthy and tasty.

  2. 5 stars
    I am on post Christmas diet, but I also work out a lot, a this is a perfect pre or post gym snack. The pepermint oil seems like an interesting addition in terms of health benefits and a flavor.

  3. This Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake! Sounds so yummy!! Seems so fresh and easy to make, too. Just 5 minutes of preparation… 🙂 I only would need to use a different type of milk because of my almond-intolerance 🙂 I feel motivated to make this shake for myself!

  4. Sounds more like a tasty treat than a healthy drink. I would definitely love to try this one out. Plus, the shake looks so pretty, it should have some space in my Instagram.

    1. Gotta use therapeutic grade, but it is amazing! 1 drop or just dip a toothpick into the oil and then into the shake. So refreshing!

  5. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious! I have been wanting to cut back on junk but I am surely addicted to the tastes of the season. What a great answer for me! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. This is such an easy to follow recipe. I have been trying to lose some ponds now and coming across your page is a blessing. thanks for sharing this, i will try the recipe

  7. 5 stars
    OMG that looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to get the ingredients and try it this week!

  8. This Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake looks refreshing and tasty. I really like the flavor of peppermint and banana. Perfect flavor to my taste. I will absolutely try to make if I have a free time.

  9. I love using frozen bananas for smoothies and shakes but never thought of blending a protein powder for that extra dose of energy..Will try this recipe now!

  10. wow! another yummy recipe from your kitchen. I will surely give it a try in my home. I love vanilla and if a yummy recipe can relief me from tiredness while I come back to home from office then I am pretty much sure that my vanilla love will see some increase than ever before. Thank you for sharing such a useful and surely tasty recipe with us.

  11. This must be yummy and it’s healthy eating too. My goal for this year is to exercise and eat healthy and this is one of the drinks I’m trying. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. This sounds so incredible, I love both of these flavors but to combine them sounds like perfection. I will have to try this as I am trying to eat more healthy. Thank you for sharing!

  13. I love the idea of peppermint. I havent tried almond milk before and I wonder how it tastes like so definitely I would love to try this! Thanks for another lesson learned!

    1. I think Vanilla Sweetened almond milk tastes like the milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl if you’ve eaten sweet cereal.

  14. 5 stars
    I’m a huge fan of post-workout shakes. I also love peppermint and this Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Vegan Shake Recipe is so easy to follow! I can’t wait to make this for my after-gym breakfast drink!

  15. 5 stars
    I had something very similar to this the other morning for breakfast and it was gorgeous! Add some berries in to that and it would be *chefs kiss*.

  16. 5 stars
    We could all use more plants in our diet. I would certainly want to make mine with almond milk, which I love much more than cow’s milk. The added peppermint sounds great, too

  17. Hey, your recipe rocks! Loved the combination of peppermint and vanilla – such a refreshing twist. And the fact that it’s vegan and packed with protein? Double win! Thanks for sharing this tasty and healthy treat. Can’t wait to whip it up myself! 🌱🥤

  18. 5 stars
    I didn’t realise protein smoothies could sound so yummy!!! This is something I would really love to try after a workout.

  19. Ooh! I need to get vegan powder. So much of it has animal product in it (ground bones…etc, ew!), which is also a no as a vegetarian.

  20. 4 stars
    Absolutely loved this Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake! 🌱🥤 The blend of flavors is so refreshing, and it’s a great way to boost protein intake. Perfect for a nutritious breakfast or post-workout refuel. Thanks for sharing this recipe! 😋👍

  21. I am trying to eat and drink healthier and this seems perfect plus, it’s fast and easy to prepare. Love the idea of adding some cacao nibs – a great way to add texture. Anyway, thank you for sharing the recipe. Will definitely try this.

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