Almond Joy Protein Shake
For the most part, I have given up regular milk (for drinking) and started using almond and coconut milk. I've never really liked the taste of it, so it's not like this is a big sacrifice! I have discovered that using coconut milk in a protein shake is beyond delicious. It makes it thicker and creamier and gives it just a hint of coconut flavor. I started using chocolate protein powder and was in heaven until my brilliant sister said, "you should throw some almonds in there and you've got an Almond Joy!" I LOVE Almond Joys (and I miss them), so I thought, "What the heck? Let's give it a try"...and OH.MY.GOSH...IT.IS.AMAZING!!! It actually tastes like an Almond Joy, and feels like a "treat!" And it is SUPER simple...here's the "recipe"...
8-12 ounces of coconut milk
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 small handful of almonds (probably 10-15)
1 handful of spinach **this is totally optional, but I can't taste it at all and it gives me an easy veggie (I actually use frozen spinach cubes, which helps chill the shake as well).
Throw all of this in a blender and mix until well blended. (There are still tiny chunks of almonds, which I really liked).
I'm planning to put ice cubes in the next one to make it the consistency of an actual shake!
Let me know what you think once you give this one a try...