“A deliciously smooth chocolate and almond butter smoothie protein shake, with a chocolate nut flavour that makes getting your protein fix in a breeze!”
This chocolate almond butter smoothie with coconut and protein powder is a great way to get your protein intake checked off, without feeling like you are forcing down a bland protein shake. Why? Because it actually tastes really good!
It is a wonderfully smooth smoothie, with a complementary almond, coconut and chocolate flavour. The nuts are balanced perfectly so that no nut flavour overpowers the other, and the chocolate flavour from the protein powder gives in that treat-like taste.
This won’t feel like you’re eating something healthy… but you are! Perfect!
Why this chocolate almond butter protein shake is amazing
It tastes like a chocolate almond butter smoothie
This does not taste like a bland old protein shake. This tastes like a chocolate and almond butter smoothie. It tastes like something you would get from the expensive smoothie aisle in Whole Foods, or something. The great thing about that is you can get in all these great nutrients without it feeling like you are eating something miserable.
This almond butter protein shake actually tastes like a treat, and that’s great. Who doesn’t like getting their healthy foods down in a way that tastes good?!
In fact, for an added bit of flair, whilst not contributing a whole lot more in the way of calories, you could even add some Chantilly whipped cream on top and really make it look like a cheeky dessert drink!
I really hope you enjoy the taste of this chocolate almond butter smoothie was much as I do!
This protein almond butter chocolate smoothie will fill you up with healthy calories and nutrients
Because this almond butter chocolate smoothie has almonds, avocado and just a hint of coconut in the yogurt, you are getting great healthy fats that will help see you through the day. Combine them with the protein in the chocolate protein powder and you’ve got brain fuel in a glass! Fats provide far more calories per gram than protein and carbohydrates, so this is where a large part of this smoothie’s calories come from.
You also have cultures in the yogurt to help aid digestion.
This is a Keto chocolate almond butter smoothie
This is a very well balanced chocolate almond butter protein shake if you are on a Keto diet. It is very low in net carbs, clocking in at 6.3g, and the percentages are almost perfectly balanced in regards to protein : fat : net carbs – 25% : 25% : 26%. This makes it super easy to build in to a Keto diet, as no one macronutrient massively outweighs another, as can happen with some recipes.
If you were aiming for a low 25g of net carbs per day with a roughly 1400 calorie allowance per day, you could have 4 of these and be basically bang on a 100g protein target, without going majorly over your fat allowance.
Things to look out for and swaps
Not much to look out for with this one other than going overboard with either the avocado or the almond butter. Too much avocado can drain the flavour away from the chocolate, almond butter, and coconut flavours. Likewise, too much almond butter can give a strong nutty taste.
The other thing to keep a strict eye on is the net carb value on your coconut yogurt. Not all coconut yogurts are created equal. Some are yogurt with coconut flavour, some are proper coconut yogurt, and some a full of added sweeteners. So be sure to keep an eye on it. As a general rule, added sweeteners = added carbs!
Supplements you can add to your Chocolate almond butter protein shake
This almond butter chocolate coconut smoothie has quite a delicate flavour, so I would be careful adding any strong-tasting supplements to it.
If you have any flavourless supplements, you could add them to the smoothie, but be sure to compensate with a touch more water if you add a lot, as the powder will dry it up slightly.
Chocolate almond butter smoothie recipe
Ingredients you will need
- Almond butter.
- Coconut yogurt.
- Chocolate protein powder.
Prepare the ingredients.
Put the yogurt in the blender, follows by the avocado. This will allow for the best blending.
Put the remaining ingredients in to the blender, including the water.
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- Almond butter - 18g / 1tbsp / 0.63oz
- Avocado - 60g / 2.12 oz / 1/3 cup
- Coconut yogurt - 120g / 4.23oz / 1/2 cup
- Chocolate protein powder - 25g / 0.88oz / 1/4 cup
- Stevia - 1/2tsp
- Water - 250ml / 8.8 fl oz / 1 cup
- For the best mix, put the yogurt in the blender first, followed by the avocado.
- Add the remaining ingredients to a blender.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359.4Total Fat: 24.1gCarbohydrates: 15.1gNet Carbohydrates: 6.3gFiber: 8.8gSugar: 3.1gProtein: 25.7g
Nutrition, allergy and diet information isn’t always accurate. Be sure to check your own ingredients.