7 Best Dairy-Free Protein Shakes


In the age of rising health awareness, most of us seek nutritious alternatives to the usual options of what we eat. A big change is toward dairy-free alternatives, especially, with regards to protein drinks.

Either you are lactose intolerant, a vegan or you just simply don’t like dairy, the dairy-free protein shakes are a mix of taste and health. This article explores 7 best recipes of dairy-free protein shakes.

The 7 Best Protein Shakes Without Dairy

Best Protein Shakes Without Dairy

The following seven plant-based protein drink options are free of dairy: protein shakes made from peas, soy, hemp, rice, almond milk, coconut milk, and oat milk. For people who avoid dairy, each offers a healthy substitute with a range of tastes and nutritional advantages to accommodate various dietary requirements and preferences.

1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Shake

This Shake is clearly tasty as the chocolate richness goes well with the peanuts creaminess without dairy and a lot of protein.


  • 1 Banana, for the creamy texture
  • 2 Tablespoons of natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder for a deep choclate taste
  • 1 cup of almond milk, or any plant milk you prefer
  • I scoop of your favorite chocolate protien powder
  • A few ice cubes for added coldness


  1. Toss all the ingredients into your blender, making sure that banana and ice cubes go in last for easier blending.
  2. Process at a high speed until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Feel free to add extra almond milk if it’s too thick.
  3. Pour into your glass and enjoy the healthy flavors.

2. Tropical Mango Shake

Mangoes not only have a nice and sour taste but they also contain vitamins and minerals, therefore this shake has a lot of nutrients.


  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks
  • 1 ripe banana to add creaminess
  • 1 cup of coconut milk, which adds a tropical flair and creamy texture
  • 1 scoop of rich dairy-free vanilla flavored protein powder as the base
  • Lime juice squeezed


  1. Put all the mango  chunks, banana, and coconut milk, protein powder  and lime juice in the blender.
  2. Blend until the mixture is well combined and smooth. If it is too thick, add some more coconut milk  accordingly.
  3. Pour into a high glass and enjoy your shake.

3. Berry Blast Shake

Berries contain a lot of antioxidants. This shake has not only great and fruity taste  but it is also very healthy.


  • A cup of mixed berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • 1 banana to add natural sweetness and creaminess
  • 1 cup of almond milk for a dairy-free base
  • 1 scoop of berry-flavored dairy-free protein powder


  1. Put mixed berries, a banana, almond milk and protein powder into the blender
  2. Blend until smooth. If your shake is too thick, you can add a little more amond milk to thin it out.
  3. Serve it in a cool glass, and have a refreshing berry blast.

4. Green Warrior Protein Shake

Dont let yourself be deceived by the green colour of this shake. This shake tastes as good as it is nutritious. Loaded with leafy greens, healthy fats and protien, this is a wonderful breakfast drink.


  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • 1 ripe banana for sweetness
  • ½ avocado for healthy fats 
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk for a silky smooth base
  • I scoop of vanilla dairyo-free protein powder 
  • Few ice cubes


  1. Put all the ingredients into the blende
  2. Blend on high speed until the shake is properly mixed. If it is too thick, feel free to add  almond milk accordingly.
  3. Pur the green mixture into your glass and enjoy this energizing shake.

5. Vanilla Chai Shake

The sweet and creamy flavour of vanilla is combined with the hot chai spices, creating a drink that is soothing and aromatic. It works great in the early morning or during the afternoon hours.


  • 1 cup of brewed chai tea, cooled to room temperature or chilled
  • 1 ripe banana for a creamy texture and natural sweetness
  • I scoop of vanilla dairy-free protein powder to enrich the flavor and protein content
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon for that warming spice
  • 1 cup of almond milk to blend everything


  1. First brew the chai tea and let it cool down
  2. In a blender, mix the cooled chai tea, banana, protein powder, cinnamon and almond milk
  3. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy, if it’s too thick, add a little more almond milk to thin it out.
  4. Pour into your mug and enjoy.

6. Cinnamon Shake

The shake is sweet, spicy and absolutely fulfilling. It is not only a great desert but also a perfect sweet-toothed breakfast choice.


  • 1 ripe banana to bring natural sweetness and a creamy base
  • 1 cup of almond milk, adding to the creaminess without dairy
  • 1 scoop of vanilla dairy-free protein powder 
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon 
  • A dash of vanilla extract


  1. Place the banana, almond milk, vanilla powder, cinnamon and vanilla extract into your blender
  2. Blend untill the shake is smooth and cinnamon is thoroughly mixed in.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy this cinnamon infused treat.

7. Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

This shake brings to the glass the best things about the fall season. It is the combination of pimpkin puree with classic pumpkin spice flavours. It’s like a slice of pumpkin pie but is better in terms of protien and health.


  • ½ cup of pure pumpkin puree for a rich, autumnal flavor
  • I ripe banana to add natural sweetness and smooth texture
  • I cup of almond milk, making the shake creamy without dairy
  • 1 scoop of vanilla dairy-free protien powder
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice pie


  1. Blend together pumpkin puree, banana, almond milk, vanilla powder and pumpkin spice in a blender
  2. Blend until the shake is creamy and frothy
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy the flavors of fall in every sip.

Also Read: Is Protein Powder Good For You? What Science Says About It?


A dairy-free lifestyle does not imply that you should forego your protein shakes which are toasty and nutritious. These seven recipes let you have a complete range of tastes hence a balanced dietary needs are covered.

Whether you want a post workout drink or a quick meal substitute, these dairy-free protein smoothies will take the fancy of all. Mixing all fruits, vegetables and plant-based proteins will form a shake which is good for the health also explains the tongues fallings. So which of the plant-based protein shake are you going to have first?

Dr. Jun Ren is a dedicated and experienced registered dietitian and nutritionist who is committed to helping people achieve their health goals through personalized nutrition plans. With a passion for promoting healthy eating habits and preventing chronic diseases, Dr. Ren has been able to assist numerous clients in improving their overall quality of life.

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