Almond Joy Smoothie

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I have always loved the combination of chocolate and coconut. So, as a kid, I was surprised to learn that I seemed to be in the minority when it came to coveting the Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars after my friends and I would go trick-or-treating. Fortunately, this taste preference worked out pretty well for me, and I was thrilled to trade my many Starbursts and Sweet Tarts for chocolate-covered coconut.

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This past Halloween, as I was walking home from the gym, a neighbor just happened to have a plastic pumpkin full of Almond Joy candy bars sitting on her stoop. I questioned for a moment whether it was wrong for me to take one (27 basically still qualifies me as a kid, right?), but ultimately I couldn’t resist my childhood favorite.

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Since then, I’ve had that flavor combination on my mind, and this morning I set out to recreate it in the form of a smoothie. This did not disappoint.

Almond Joy Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 C. Vanilla Almond Milk
  • ½ Banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 Tbs. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbs. Shredded Coconut (I used unsweetened), plus 1 Tsp. for garnish
  • 1 Tbs. Almonds (I used sliced), plus 1 Tsp. for garnish
  • 1 Tsp. Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 Tsp. Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tsp. Mesquite Powder (optional)
  • ½ Tsp. Almond Extract
  • Stevia to taste
  • Handful of Ice Cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If you'd like, put a little coconut oil around the rim of your glass and dip in shredded coconut.
  3. Top with remaining shredded coconut and sliced almonds.

 

If you really want to take your smoothie to the next level, drizzle a little chocolate syrup over top. Don’t worry – chocolate syrup is totally a breakfast food.

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  1. says

    I never liked Mounds or Almond Joy as a kid, but as an adult I love them. Well, I love Almond Joy. I’m not a huge dark chocolate fan.

    • says

      I LOVE dark chocolate. 85% is my perfect chocolate.

      For some reason, I was just reminded of accidentally eating baker’s chocolate as a kid. Blech!

  2. says

    Chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite combinations. I’m currently on a kick with the Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bars- they’re amazing! They taste just like Samoa Girl-Scout Cookies, which were my favorite growing up!
    Despite the cooler weather, I can’t wait to try this smoothie!

  3. says

    I was never a big fan of the Almond Joy but the Mounds were always mine! Funny because I love almonds too!
    You’re right, Halloween was a great time because no one else wanted them!
    This drink sounds like another “must try”!

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