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

Almond Joy Protein Shake

5 from 6 votes
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 1 min

Description

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!

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions

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

Notes

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

Serving: 1gCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 17gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 150IUCalcium: 171mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Family Favorite Easy Healthy Recipes

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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