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Recipe: Quick Vegan Vanilla Shake

A dreamy-creamy, delicious way to fuel your day

Milkshake in mason jar with straw, with bananas on the table

Enjoy protein and fiber packaged in a nutritious, cool and creamy shake with this vegan recipe from wellness chef Jim Perko.


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  • 3/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 whole banana (8 to 10 inches long), peeled, frozen
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of almond butter, unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Process until well-blended.
  3. Serve immediately.


Chef’s note: Create your own version by adding soy milk to make it creamier and other nut butters to explore different flavors.

Ingredient health benefits

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 2 servings

Calories: 160
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Protein: 4 g

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