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Maca & Mint Choc-Chip Protein Shake

Not only does the Maca powder give this protein shake a lovely caramel flavour, but it increases energy levels too! great if you’ve been working hard in the gym, or just had a long week.





  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon stevia (I use Natvia)
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup cottage cheese*
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Handful of spinach or sorrel leaves
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs


  1. In you high-speed blender, blend all ingredients aside from nibs until smooth.
  2. Stir through nibs, top with a sprig of fresh mint, pour into your favourite jar and enjoy.
Don’t be put off by the cottage cheese – it makes the shake really creamy, adds extra protein and you won’t taste a thing!
*For a dairy-free option, try adding silken tofu instead.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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