With a busy schedule filled with triathlon training and training clients my go to fast food meal is a protein shake. Yesterday I shared with you my Green Dream Training Machine Protein Shake Recipe today I am bringing you my Almond Joy Protein shake recipe, I have one of these two shakes almost every day! Find out more about How To Balance Healthy Nutrition With Your Busy Summer Schedule here.
Whats In It
I love the flavor of this shake, it tastes like a chocolate coconut treat! While flavor is important, a shake is only as good as it’s ingredients so let’s talk about the good nutrients you’ll get in this delicious almond joy shake.
Bob’s Red Mill Protein Chocolate Chia Powder
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Almond butter is my favorite nut butter, this is where your almond joy protein shake recipe get’s its delicious rich flavor. Not to mention it is also an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and prebiotic fiber.
Using a non dairy milk like unsweetened coconut or almond milk ads a richer flavor to your protein shakes without adding a whole lot of calories. If you want that almond joy flavor stick with coconut beverage for this recipe.
Almond Joy Protein Shake Recipe
- 8oz coconut beverage
- 1 scoop Bobs Red Mill Chocoalte Chia Protein Powder
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 4 ice cubes
- Add coconut beverage, protein powder, almond butter, and ice cubes to a blender
- Blend on high for about 1 minute until smooth