Dark chocolate, almonds and coconut with a punch of protein ~ this healthy almond milk smoothie is just what you need to satisfy your sweet craving and fuel your body. What could be better?
Sometimes you feel like a nut... I'm dating myself (again), do you guys know this tune? Remember that commercial for Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars?
Back in the day, I always preferred the mounds, I didn't really like almonds. Actually, I'm not sure we were even a nut family. Let me just clarify~ we were a little 'nuts', we just didn't eat them much that I remember. Sometimes Spanish nuts on an ice cream sundae, and maybe some mixed nuts that my parents had for parties. But I'm not sure I liked them then.
I remember my Grandmother always had whole nuts in the shell at Christmas time, and we loved cracking them, but mostly the walnuts. Anyway, I digress, my point is, now that I'm an adult, I would choose the Almond Joy. I heart almonds! Raw, toasted, ground into butter, almond paste... you name it.
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Which one do you prefer?
Now, also, as an adult, I don't really eat candy bars anymore. If you've been around here at all, you know this. Mostly we eat healthy. I won't just buy a candy bar. But I LOVE creating something sweet and delicious that actually is good for you. And this Almond Joy Smoothie-- It's the bomb!
It might be my favorite one. I really really really like the chocolate covered cherry one too. The best part? My kids think I'm giving them a treat, and actually I'm giving them super food. 😉
Don't get me wrong, my kids like healthy food. I don't really need to trick them. But, I know there are picky eaters out there and people that just don't like 'health food'. But I dare them to try my healthy almond milk smoothie (or any of my healthy protein smoothie recipes) they will be converted. 😀
If you are looking for more healthy protein smoothie recipes, I have an awesome book.
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The Best Almond Joy Smoothie
- Vitamix or blender
- ¾ cups plain Greek nonfat yogurt
- 1 scoop 100% pure whey protein isolate
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate almond milk
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ tsp coconut extract
- 12-15 ic cubes
- 1 tsp shaved dark chocolate for garnish
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Top with shaved dark chocolate if desired.