Recipe – Chocolate Paleo Protein Shake

Here’s a favorite recipe of mine – a protein shake, paleo style.

One serving of vanilla whey protein powder.
Two to three raw egg yolks.
One squirt of lemon juice.
One teaspoon of honey.
One heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder.
One cup water.
One teaspoon of gelatin powder (optional).

If you only have chocolate whey powder, you can leave out the cocoa.

It’s best to use a protein powder with minimal additives, and better as whey isolate (instead of concentrate) if dairy is an issue. Always be cautious with raw eggs, as salmonella can be deadly. Go with fresh, organic eggs. The lemon juice may aid with digestion and killing of bacteria. Also, pour in the gelatin slowly and stir before blending, to allow proper dissolution.

I typically use the Wholefoods 365 brand of vanilla-flavored whey concentrate, but another brand, MRM, has both whey concentrate and whey isolate that have minimal additives. A lot of protein powders have fillers and other junk in them – Wholefoods 365 and MRM do not. Colleagues of mine have used this brand before with only good things to say about it.


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  1. Photo Credits
    Protein powder, Author: Sandstein.

  2. Looks like a really nice recipe I’ve been trying new protein shake recipes over the past two months and this is one I will have to give a go this week.
    check out my recipes if you have time.

    • Thanks for checking it out. I hope you like it.

      I took a look at your recipes. They look delicious. I’d prefer whole milk over skim, though, and avoid “low-fat” varieties of products.

  3. Those worried about the raw eggs and diseases mentioned in one comment, just get some grapefruit seed extract and use a couple of drops in the smoothie…rate of 2 drops per 8 oz.

  4. Although citrus seed extract is claimed to be a highly effective plant-based preservative by some natural personal care manufacturers, studies asserted that the universal antimicrobial benefits associated with GSE are merely from the presence of synthetic preservatives.

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