This Nutella protein shake tastes insanely good. But isn’t everything just that bit better with a big spoonful of chocolate and hazelnut spread?

In this article – we share an indulgent Nutella protein shake recipe that’s easy to make with just three ingredients (plus a super-healthy alternative too).

This mouthwatering treat combines the irresistible flavours of chocolate and hazelnut with the goodness of protein. Our dreamy recipe is a delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still fueling your body with some extra protein too. It’s quick, easy, and perfect for a post-workout boost or as a tasty snack.

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Nutella Protein Shake Benefits

Let’s be honest with ourselves here – Nutella is not a healthy smoothie ingredient (sorry). It’s high in saturated fat, packed with sugar, and considered ultra-processed. But life is about balance, so we like to enjoy a tasty treat alongside nutritious meals too.

We’ve also got a healthier ingredient swap up our sleeve too (more on that later).

But that doesn’t mean this Nutella shake has zero nutritional value – it’s made with other ingredients that contain protein and vitamins. Let’s take a look at the benefits of each of them…


The star of the show! Nutella brings the rich and creamy chocolate-hazelnut flavour that we all love. It adds sweetness and indulgence to the shake, making it a true treat for your taste buds.

But it’s important to note that it contains milk powder, so isn’t suitable for vegans or people with lactose intolerance.

The good news is, we’ve got a healthy alternative that’s also suitable for vegan and dairy-free friends. It tastes just as good but is way less sugary and much lower in fat too.

The solution? Chocolate hazelnut protein powder. Our pick is Plant Jym’s delicious powder as it’s dairy-free, vegan-friendly, and tastes ridiculously good.

It’s a much healthier alternative to Nutella. So if you prefer this option, simply swap out the spread and vanilla protein in the recipe for this.

Soya Milk

We like to use soya milk as the base for all our workout shakes since it’s high in protein compared to other types of milk. It’s creamy, dairy-free, and adds a subtle nuttiness to the overall flavour.

Vanilla Protein Powder

Choose a high-quality vanilla protein powder to add a big dose of this macro to your shake. Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth, making it a fantastic addition to your post-workout routine.

Ingredients & Instructions

Here’s how to make this delicious shake and blend your way to Nutella heaven…

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Dreamy Nutella Protein Shake

Nutella Protein Shake Recipe

An indulgent Nutella protein shake recipe that's easy to make with just three ingredients (with a super-healthy alternative too).

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella spread
  • 1 cup of soya milk
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder


  1. Pour in 250ml (1 cup) of soya milk into the blender.
  2. Add 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and 2 tablespoons of Nutella spread.
  3. Blend everything together until you achieve a velvety consistency and the Nutella is fully incorporated with the milk and protein powder.


For a healthier alternative, swap Nutella spread for a tasty chocolate hazelnut protein powder.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 34g

Alternative Ingredient Ideas

We love to experiment with different ingredient combinations. Here are a few ways you can do the same at home…

  • Add a frozen banana for extra creaminess and natural sweetness.
  • Sprinkle in a pinch of cinnamon for enhanced flavour.
  • Toss in a handful of spinach or kale for an added nutritional boost without altering the taste.

So, go ahead and treat yourself to this Nutella-flavoured shake. It’s a delightful blend of decadence and nutrition that will leave you craving more. Give it a try and let us know how you enjoy it!

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How can I make a healthy Nutella protein shake?

To make a healthier Nutella shake, use chocolate hazelnut protein powder instead of Nutella spread. This will make your shake lower in fat, sugar, and calories.

How can I ensure the Nutella blends fully with the milk and protein powder?

To ensure smooth blending, try microwaving the Nutella for a few seconds before adding it to the blender. This will soften it and make it easier to blend with the other ingredients.

Can I use a different type of milk?

Absolutely! If you prefer a different type of milk, such as almond milk or oat milk, feel free to substitute it in the recipe. The choice of milk will slightly alter the flavour, but it will still be delicious.

Are there any other chocolate spreads I can use instead of Nutella?

While Nutella is the classic choice for a chocolate-hazelnut flavour, you can explore other chocolate spreads available at your supermarket. Look for spreads that contain similar ingredients to Nutella for the best results.

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The Blendery

Written by Caroline, a qualified nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and English, Diploma in Personal Training, and 15+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

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