Triple Chocolate Protein Shake

Recipe posted in: Nutrisystem Food Hacks, Breakfasts, With Nutrisystem Shakes, Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Without Nutrisystem Shakes, Snacks & Desserts, Shakes, Smoothies & Drinks
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Pump up the fudge factor in your Nutrisystem Shakes with this Triple Chocolate Protein Shake recipe! With a little unsweetened cocoa powder and cacao nibs, we turn your ordinary protein beverage into a chocolate triple threat.

If you thought your Nutrisystem chocolate protein powder couldn’t get any more chocolatey, guess again! We add even more fudgy flavor into the creamy mix, making this healthy shake recipe the perfect way to satisfy your cocoa cravings. Featuring just five simple and wholesome ingredients, you can whip up this smoothie recipe quickly before running out the door. It’s the perfect breakfast or morning snack for those busy days and will fit perfectly into your hectic schedule. It’s so creamy and delicious, it could even double as a high protein dessert. You CAN enjoy your chocolate and lose weight, too!

To make this creamy, dreamy, protein-packed beverage, grab your blender and toss in two scoops of the Nutrisystem chocolate protein powder, one teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, one cup of unsweetened almond milk, half of a tablespoon of cacao nibs and one cup of ice (you can add more ice to achieve your desired thickness). Blend the ingredients until silky smooth and pour your shake into a tall glass. Feel free to also save the cacao nibs for last and use them as a fancy garnish on top of your shake.

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To make this shake a complete Flex meal, you can throw a SmartCarb into the mix. Fruit is a great SmartCarb option that is high in fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals. Many varieties also pair extremely well with chocolate! Bananas, cherries, strawberries and mangoes would all be delicious additions to your beverage. Check out the full Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for a comprehensive list of SmartCarbs to choose from. Click here for our handy Grocery Guide > 

Nutrisystem shakes are a great PowerFuel option if you find yourself struggling with a busy schedule. It’s super quick and simple to whip up a shake as you’re running out the door. You can also make your protein beverage ahead the night before and keep it in the refrigerator so you can grab it and go. We recommend always keeping some handy in your pantry so that you always have a healthy option on hand! If you’re running low on your Nutrisystem Prosync™ Shake mix, you can easily click here to stock up >

Pro tip: If you’re not a fan of chocolate, you can nix the unsweetened cocoa powder and cacao nibs and swap in the protein for our Vanilla Nutrisystem Prosync Shake mix! You can also find unsweetened almond milk in a vanilla flavor to complement the vanilla powder. To add even more vanilla flavor without many calories, you can also add a dash of vanilla extract to any smoothie recipe that you enjoy.

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One serving of this Triple Chocolate Protein Shake contains 188 calories and counts as one PowerFuel and two Extras on the Nutrisystem meal plan. PowerFuels are high quality proteins and healthy fats. One PowerFuel contains between 80 to 120 calories with at least five grams of protein OR at least eight grams of total fat (but no more than four grams of saturated fat). They are an essential part of your healthy weight loss program and should be enjoyed at most meal occasions. Protein helps to keep you full and maintain your muscle mass you drop pounds and get closer to goal weight. Make sure you’re getting enough of these protein-packed additions by logging your food intake into the NuMi app!

Research shows that keep tracking of your meals and snacks can help with your weight loss success. NuMi is the perfect online tracking tool for staying accountable with your food intake, water, exercise and more. You can also easily access The Leaf Weight Loss Blog and stay up to date on our new recipes and articles. Participate in motivating challenges by completing simple tasks and get the chance to win special Nutrisystem discounts, exclusive recipes, quotes and badges.  Click here to log your chocolatey beverage in the NuMi app >

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Here at The Leaf Weight Loss Blog, it’s pretty obvious that we absolutely LOVE chocolate. It’s creamy, delicious and can provide many health benefits. According to Medical News Today, dark chocolate is packed with healthy antioxidants and is said to decrease the risk for heart disease, insulin resistance, Alzheimer’s disease and high blood pressure. In addition to its superfood powers, it’s also delicious and can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet plan. Want to learn more about the power of chocolate? Read up on our 14 Reasons to Have a Little Chocolate Today. > 

Don’t deprive yourself of the many benefits chocolate can provide! Now that you know why we love chocolate, try whipping up our favorite 15 Decadent Recipes for Chocolate-Lovers. You can also start incorporating some of our seven chocolate snack hacks into your weekly routine so that you can satisfy your chocolate cravings the healthy way.

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Trying to lose weight as a chocolate lover can be difficult. But Nutrisystem makes it easy by transforming your favorite treats into diet-friendly desserts! Fill your chocolate fix and crush those cravings with our Milk Chocolate Flavored Pretzels, Chocolate Brownie Sundae and Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcake.  You can also check out some of our Nutrisystem Weight Loss Success Stories top chocolate menu picks. Click here to stock up your pantry with healthy snacks and sweets >

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Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 188

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras


  • 2 scoops Nutrisystem Chocolate Shake Mix
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ Tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.
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