Almond Joy Protein Shake

 

One of your biggest mistakes to get in shape is skipping on protein. You'll lose the fat and tone up quicker! Try this almond joy protein shake! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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 and maintain as well as tone up. I’ve posted about protein a few times like these avocado egg whites, 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.

 

One of your biggest mistakes to get in shape is skipping on protein. You'll lose the fat and tone up quicker! Try this almond joy protein shake! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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 mine before working out in the morning, as a meal replacement or every now and again if I go do a really strenuous workout I’ll have it afterwards to help rebuild and strengthen my muscles so I can be toned instead of flabby. Most of my morning shakes are made green smoothie style, spinach, almonds, a little milk and fruit, but occasionally I want something that tricks my body into thinking I’m eating/drinking something more indulgent.

 

One of your biggest mistakes to get in shape is skipping on protein. You'll lose the fat and tone up quicker! Try this almond joy protein shake! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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.

 

One of your biggest mistakes to get in shape is skipping on protein. You'll lose the fat and tone up quicker! Try this almond joy protein shake! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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!!

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

Almond Joy Protein Shake

Almond Joy Protein Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Greek Yogurt
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds
  • 1 handful of ice

Directions:

  1. 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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 small protein shakes, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 114 Calories
  • Total Fat: 7.1g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.6g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 5.5g
  • Protein: 7.5g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

 

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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33 comments on “Almond Joy Protein Shake”

  1. This was fascinating!! I learned a lot!

  2. 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?
    Thanks!

  3. 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.

  4. Absolutely YUM! This looks so delicious… Seriously.

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

  6. Yummy!! How many calories is this?

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

  8. 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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  10. Any idea on the nutrition facts?

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

  12. Oh yum, I am down with this smoothie recipe!

  13. You had me at Almond Joy.

  14. 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.

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

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

  17. I could go for this shake right this minute!!

  18. Candy bar protein shakes sounds like a winner to me!!

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

  20. 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 🙂

    • 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.

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