How to Make Your Protein Shakes Taste Better

I just got back into weightlifting last month and one of my initial struggles was I absolutely dreaded taking my protein shake. It tasted like, for lack of a better word, vomit.

After a bit of trial and error, I’ve concocted a recipe that actually makes it delicious, and I am sharing this with you today!

Note that the whey protein powder that I used for this recipe is the Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein Isolate, Chocolate flavor. It is quite a huge tub and I am barely halfway through finishing it. 🙂 You can use any brand of protein powder as long as it’s Chocolate or Vanilla flavor. It might work for Strawberry flavor to give it a Neopolitan-ish flare, but don’t take my word for it!

Dark Chocolate Protein Shake

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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  • 200 ml non-fat milk
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla or chocolate flavor
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2-3 pcs ice cubes
  • honey


  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender.
  2. If your powder is vanilla flavored, you will get more of a milk chocolate flavor. Feel free to add more cocoa powder to achieve a dark chocolate taste.
  3. The honey is purely optional. If you want some sweetness in your shake, just add a dash of honey into the mixture. Don’t go overboard!
  4. Blend well and pour into a glass.

I’ve heard from some friends who love adding bananas or peanut butter to their shakes. I think I’ll try that too.

Any interesting way you prepare your shakes? Please share by leaving a comment below!


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