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Almond Joy Protein Shake

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This almond joy protein shake is totally healthy but you’d never guess it by how delicious it is! Chocolate Protein, Milk, and some add ins!


Two glasses of Almond Joy Protein shake with sliced almonds, coconut, shaved chocolate and mint leaves on top.


I used to be one of those girls that wouldn’t go near protein shakes.

And back then I actually had a pretty good reason as they used to be pretty darn chalky and nasty.

Things have gotten much better for flavor (I prefer vanilla, the hubs- chocolate) and better consistency as we use a Blendtec now, but the second reason I didn’t drink them was because I thought it would make me bigger which I didn’t want.

I couldn’t have been more WRONG and now I’m a firm believer in protein to:

  • Lose Weight if needed
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Tone and Tighten
  • Gain Strength

If you want to hit any ONE of those above, you need to start introducing more protein into your diet. 

I’ve posted about protein a few times like these protein crepes and these steak tacos with grilled pineapple  but this almond joy protein shake is especially awesome.

I’m so glad that I’m in such a great partnership with Fisher Nuts that they let me do this post that’s a little different than the normal nut post.


Two glasses of almond joy protein shakes, shaved chocolate, a package of Fisher's slivered almonds, coconut topped with mint leaves

I’ve noticed huge changes in my body, both health-wise and in my tone and shape since hopping on the protein shake bandwagon.

I tend to have protein:

  • Before or after working out in the morning
  • As a meal replacement
  • A snack between meals


If I do a really strenuous workout I’ll always have it afterwards to help rebuild and strengthen my muscles so I can be toned instead of flabby skin.

Most of my morning shakes are made green smoothie style:

  • spinach
  • almonds
  • a little milk or coconut/almond milk
  • fruit

But occasionally I want something that tricks my body into thinking I’m eating/drinking something more indulgent.


Two glasses of cold Almond Joy Protein Shakes with a small dish of shaved chocolate, a small dish of shredded coconut, sliced almonds and fresh mint leaves on top

This protein shake was totally the idea of my friend and owner of Cardio Barre (see my post on 6 moves for toned and tight thighs). She told me that she loves to mix coconut yogurt, chocolate protein powder and almonds for a healthy snack that tastes like an Almond Joy.

Pretty much she’s a genius. Pure genius. I immediately knew that Cade would be all about having his protein shake taste like a candy bar. It all starts with coconut yogurt, protein powder, and almonds.


ingredients to make an almond joy protein shake like yogurt, milk, chocolate protein, almonds

I add a splash of milk so it’s drinkable and ice because I knew he’d love it thick like an ice cream shake. Just blend everything up and serve immediately. If you really want to make it like a candy bar you can add a little coconut, chocolate shavings and almonds on top. It really does taste fantastic and almonds are such a great source of vitamins, protein and can even lower your cholesterol! Booyah!!

a tall glass of almond joy chocolate coconut protein shake with fresh mint leaves on top and a tall spoon


Can Protein Shakes Be a Meal Replacement?

Protein shakes should be made to provide, as much or more protein, as ordinary food, but with fewer calories.

Protein shakes can be a healthy meal replacement.

Tall glass of Almond Joy Chocolate Protein Shake with sliced almonds on top and a package of Fisher's Sliced almonds in the background


What Is The Difference Between Greek Yogurt and Regular Yogurt?

Greek yogurt has been strained 3 times which removes most of the liquid.

This is what makes Greek yogurt thicker and smoother.

Greek yogurt has a stronger flavor and is higher in protein.

A tall glass of almond joy protein shake with sliced almonds on top.

Can Greek Yogurt Be Frozen?

You can freeze Greek yogurt without altering its nutritional benefits.

Eating thawed Greek yogurt is just the same as eating it fresh, although freezing it will change its texture a little bit.


ingredients in a blender to make a chocolate coconut protein shake, ice cubes, almonds, chocolate protein powder, yogurt and milk

Almond Joy Protein Shake

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Two glasses of almond joy protein shakes, shaved chocolate, a package of Fisher's slivered almonds, coconut topped with mint leaves

Almond Joy Protein Shake

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 1 minute
Servings: 2
This almond joy protein shake is totally healthy but you'd never guess it by how delicious it is! Chocolate Protein, Milk, and some add ins!


  • 1/2 Cup Yogurt Coconut, Greek
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Milk skim
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Almonds sliced
  • 1 handful Ice


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Drink immediately.


You can leave out the milk if you want it more like ice cream
You can keep this shake in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours, but reblend before drinking.
Nutrition Facts
Almond Joy Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Two glasses of Almond Joy Protein shake with sliced almonds, coconut, shaved chocolate and mint leaves on top.

ingredients to make an almond joy protein shake like yogurt, milk, chocolate protein, almonds

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  • This was fascinating!! I learned a lot!

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    • Thanks!

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  • I would love to try this almond joy shake but all the the protein powders I’ve tried are terrible tasting. Can you recommend a great tasting one?

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    • Hi Barbara, We prefer optimum nutrition. I especially like the vanilla, http://amzn.to/2C5E6Ta

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  • Everyone knows getting protein in is important for health, but not everyone likes just the protein powder and milk. This is a great way to jazz it up to keep from getting burned out on regular protein shakes. Thanks for the tip! I’ll have to share this one.

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    • Thank you so much!

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  • Absolutely YUM! This looks so delicious… Seriously.

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  • Hi. I think this recipe just changed my life. 🙂

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    • Haha, in a good way I hope!

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  • Yummy!! How many calories is this?

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  • We’ve been eating quite a few smoothies with Hemp protein. I can’t wait to try it with this! It sounds really delicious!

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    • What hemp protein are you liking?

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  • Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found
    a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old
    daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but
    I had to tell someone!

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  • Any idea on the nutrition facts?

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  • Anything coconut has me hooked- Almond Joy is a fav. The coconut yogurt sounds like it’d be yummy on it’s own, too.

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    • oh totally!! It’s so creamy!

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  • Oh yum, I am down with this smoothie recipe!

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  • You had me at Almond Joy.

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    • Everyone loves them!

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  • Coconut yogurt is one of my flavor of yogurt. I think this protein shake could be a staple for me. I just need to get some chocolate protein powder.

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    • I love when the protein powder at costco goes on sale. We stock up and then make these smoothies!

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  • I’ve never tried protein shakes but you make them sounds delicious!

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    • my husband said, “GASP!!”haha. you better get on that.

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  • I have everything in my house to make this…hello, candy bar shake that is good for me!!! I can’t wait!!!

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    • oh, booyah!!!

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  • I could go for this shake right this minute!!

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    • That’s what I’m thinking!

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  • Candy bar protein shakes sounds like a winner to me!!

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  • Looks so yummy AND healthy. Love chocolate and coconut together.

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  • I feel like you were speaking to me in this post!! within the past year I’ve discovered just how much strength training can change your shape, and people have been slowly trying to convince me that protein shakes will really up my progress. Like you, I’ve just been skeptical – my fiance drinks protein shakes to get bigger, and I’m afraid it’ll do the same for me!! you’re definitely easing my concerns with this recipe, but if you wouldn’t mind – exactly what brand of powder are you using? I’d love a reference 🙂

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    • I use Syntrax Nectar Whey Protein Isolate Powder. The have Chocolate Truffle.
      The Fuzzy Navel with 12 Oz of OJ and a 1/2 teaspoon of Olive Oil( for fat) is awesome.

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  • This kind food and protein are perfect for health…..i take it regularly…!!!

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