Almond Joy candy bar lovers will appreciate this healthier version of the sweet treat. The Almond Joy shake was originally made to be a ViSalus Shake recipe, but I’ve found it’s great with any vanilla protein powder shake mix.
Although this shake is sweet enough to be a dessert, it’s healthy enough to supplement your diet at any meal. Skim milk and raw almonds add essential nutrients and flavor. Combined with the cocoa powder and coconut pudding mix the Almond Joy protein shake is decadent and healthy.
Feel like getting a little creative? Try adding some mint extract or fresh mint to add some brightness. I’ve always thought there should be a mint version of the candy bar too, so this variation on the shake has my mouth watering – how about you?
The best part of this tasty protein shake is that it leaves me feeling full and satisfied. And it’s so tasty even the teenage girl in the house asks me to make it regularly. Who’d have thought a protein shake could be so tasty to so many people?!
Also, if you use dark chocolate cocoa powder you’re getting a great dose of antioxidants and other great nutrients, which can’t be said for the candy bar that’s so prominent on grocery checkout line shelves.
Beat temptation with an Almond Joy Shake
The next time you’re feeling tempted by that bright blue packaging while you wait to buy your weekly grocery supplies, get home and make this tasty Almond Joy shake. Make a healthier choice. You will be glad you did. And you won’t be sacrificing the sweet, coconutty goodness you’re craving.
Mounds lovers, don’t fret! Simply deep six the almonds in this Almond Joy Shake recipe and you’ve got a Mounds protein shake instead! You could also try it with other nuts if you’re not a huge fan of almonds.
What did you think of this sweet, healthy Almond Joy Protein shake? Did you love it as much as I do? Be sure to check out some of my other shake recipes for more great variations!