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If you enjoy a thick smoothie, you will love this fruit-free vegan milkshake made with your favorite plant-based proteins. This recipe is a treat, but low in calories since it’s made with mostly vegetables. This milkshake tastes like an ice cream shake, the perfect refreshing treat to enjoy on a summer day.

A Message From the Chef: Basically a salad in milkshake form. Delicious low-sugar fruit-free shakes that taste like dessert but are packed with vegetables and protein!

Recipe Developer: @flora_and_vino

Why we love it: This plant-based shake tastes incredible and is much healthier than traditional milkshakes. Drizzle on your favorite toppings and you will be happy you treated yourself to a delcious meal.

Make it for: A snack, meal replacement, or a post-workout shake. This milkshake is loaded with plant-based protein and is the perfect way to recover and build your muscles after exercising.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Fruit-Free “Fake Out” Shakes

Makes 1 serving 


  • 1 – 2 cup + unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (optional but recommended)
  • 1 TBSP nut butter or 1 TBPS peanut powder
  • 2 cups steamed and frozen vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli stems, green zucchini & sweet potato (I like to do 1/2 cup each cauliflower, zucchini, sweet potato, and broccoli stems but any mixture works!)

For serving:

  • Chocolate tahini or peanut butter drizzle, superfood crumble
  • Add 1 TBPS powdered peanut butter
  • Add a heavy dash of cinnamon


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender in the order listed.
  2. Pulse until well combined, adding more almond milk to reach desired consistency.
  3. Add any “add-on” variation items to the blender and blend again until well combined.
  4. Serve in mason jars and top with superfood crumble and optional drizzle.
  5. Enjoy immediately!

Delicious and Healthy Fruit-Free Vegan Milkshake

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