Tropical Protein Milkshake

This 5-ingredient protein milkshake combines pan toasted coconut flakes, mango and pineapple, and vanilla protein powder for a deliciously creamy shake with 26 grams of protein. Whether you need a post-workout drink or something to cool off on a hot summer day, this shake is the move. 

How to Make This Tropical Protein Milkshake

Here’s everything you’ll need: 

  • unsweetened almond milk
  • vanilla protein powder
  • sweetened coconut flakes (unsweetened works fine)
  • frozen pineapple chunks
  • frozen mango chunks

To get started, add the coconut flakes to a small pan over medium heat. Let them brown as you prep the rest of your protein milkshake ingredients but keep an eye on them to avoid burning. 

sweetened coconut flakes in a pan over medium heat

Give them a stir or shake in the pan a few times for even toasting. If you’re using sweetened coconut flakes, toasting over medium heat should take about 2 minutes. Unsweetened may take a minute longer since the sugar browns a bit faster in sweetened. 

toasted coconut flakes in a pan

For the other ingredients, simply add them to a blender or food processor before adding the toasted coconut. 

frozen pineapple and mango with toasted coconut and protein powder before adding the milk

I recommend adding the milk last so you can tweak the amount to your liking. Less milk gives a thicker consistency like protein ice cream while more will give you a thinner milkshake consistency. Start on the lower end and add as needed to get your perfect ratio nailed down. 

Different protein powders will affect the amount of milk as well. A casein or plant based powder will likely require more milk than a whey protein. 

Final Protein Milkshake Ingredient Notes

Feel free to use any milk you’d like. Full fat milk will make your protein milkshake even creamier, and a skim milk will provide additional protein and a bit more natural sweetness from the lactose. 

For the fruit, you can use fresh fruit but you’ll want to freeze them first. Otherwise, you’ll have a tropical protein smoothie instead of that ice creamish goodness. 

And that’s about it! The printable recipe is below. If you try this protein milkshake, grab a pic and tag me on the ‘gram or jump in my Facebook group and share it with the gang. 

Tropical Protein Milkshake

A simple milkshake with frozen mango, pineapple, and toasted coconut flakes.

  • 1 scoop (28g) Whey Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 1/2 C (70g) Frozen Mango Chunks
  • 1/2 C (70g) Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 Tbsp (15g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 3/4 C (180mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk
  1. Throw the coconut flakes in a small pan over high heat for a few minutes, stirring often, until golden brown. (You can skip this step but toasting changes the flavor and creates a bit of texture even after blending.)

  2. Add the protein, milk, 3/4 of the toasted coconut, and fruit to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Top with whipped topping and remaining toasted coconut. Enjoy!

  • 1 protein milkshake has 6 Smart Points.

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