Almonds and chocolate are a classic combination. You’ll find them in candy bars, coffee drinks and in dry mixes. Now you can taste the great combination in this super healthy protein shake!
I’ve never been a huge fan of almonds but I’ve started to embrace them. They are packed with healthy fats and are among the world’s healthiest foods. Almonds are one of the rare super foods that actually make you healthier by eating them — in moderation of course 😀 So I’ve tried to start incorporating these into my diet in any way possible.
One of the easiest ways is to drop a handful into my Ninja blender and add them into my protein shake. While I don’t love the flavor of raw almonds (I know…weird right?), I don’t mind their taste and texture when it’s chopped and blended into my protein shake.
I also have a big time love for any protein shake with chocolate so this is a nice combination. You can tweak the ingredients or just grab a handful of almonds for a snack with this shake too if that is what you are craving.
Depending on your blender, you may not get the almonds chopped as finely as you’d like them. You can always use almond extract as a replacement.
I usually enjoy this first thing in the morning or at night after my PM workout!