Almond Joy “Milkshake”

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This almond joy protein shake is the PERFECT way to enjoy a classic candy bar treat in a healthy way! What could be better than joining chocolate, coconut and almonds into a rich creamy shake that is extremely satisfying? This shake makes an excellent breakfast or snack, and is so refreshing on a hot sunny day! Enjoy!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 1-5 Minutes.


Put everything into a blender and blend until creamy consistency is reached! Top with some toasted coconut, and a few mini chocolate chips if desired. Enjoy!


1/2 cupFat free cottage cheese 1
1 scoopProtein powder 2
2-4 pktsStevia (or 1/4-1 tbs sweetener of choice)
5-10Ice cubes (Depending on how thick you like it, use less for a thinner consistency)
1/2-1 cupWater (Alter this according to desired consistency)
1 tbs Cocoa powder
1/4 tsp Almond extract (or vanilla extract)
1/2 tspCoconut extract (or to taste)

1 Cottage cheese may sound strange, but TRUST me… this is what makes the ‘MILKSHAKE’ consistency! Also, if you are sensitive to dairy, you can use tofu to get the same consistency!

2 I use Designer Whey Protein powder. It has 100 calories per scoop. I buy the vanilla flavor because it’s a good base to add whatever flavors you want to make. It is also all natural. You can buy it from Kroger, GNC, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, or

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
190 Calories
2 g Fat
6 g Carbohydrate
1 g Fiber
3 g Sugar
39 g Protein
4 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Kayla McKinney said:

Hey Katie!
Any suggestions for cottage cheese if I can’t have dairy or tofu? Allergies complicate life! :(

July 19th, 2013 — 5:31pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

you could just double the protein powder or use almond milk instead of water :)

July 20th, 2013 — 12:36pm  | 

Chelsea said:

Not sure if your allergy will allow it, but you might be able to try Lactaid cottage cheese. It tastes just as great without the dairy!

July 30th, 2013 — 10:27pm  | 

Party Box Design said:

oh my gosh yum! I LOVE your site… and totally will be making some of your recipes! thanks so much!

July 20th, 2013 — 10:03am  |  Reply

Jamie said:

Hey – this was my submission for the protein shake contest! Yay! I’m excited that you liked it!! :-) I love alll things coconut.

July 23rd, 2013 — 8:59am  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

You mention in one of your recipes that you can substitute fat free cottage cheese with fat free greek yogurt. Can I do this with every recipe that calls for cottage cheese? Thank you!

August 4th, 2013 — 2:48pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

you certainly can try! it may not work with all recipes, but many will!

August 4th, 2013 — 7:51pm  | 

Ashley said:

I tried using greek yogurt. It really changed the taste of the shake it gave quite a bite to it. I personally didn’t like it nearly as much as the cottage cheese! The cottage cheese adds the creaminess without the flavor change. You can’t even taste the cottage cheese, but the greek yogurt on the other hand… if possible just try to use the cottage cheese! I promise it won’t disappoint!!!

April 28th, 2014 — 9:54am  | 

Jennifer said:

I was out of cocoa powder so I subbed a tablespoon of light Hersheys syrup. So so good!

August 9th, 2013 — 11:16am  |  Reply

Pam said:

I just started the SHRED diet and just discovered your site and I am loving it! I just made this using chocolate whey powder and 1/2 TBS of agave in place of the stevia. The calorie count was a little higher (265) but it was soo yummy! I can’t wait to try the others.

August 14th, 2013 — 10:45am  |  Reply

Roxanne Widing said:

I must have done something wrong because mine did not turn out very good at all. I used sugar free chocolate syrup. Maybe that was the issue and the almond taste was too strong. Will try and tweak it and give it another try.

August 20th, 2013 — 6:49pm  |  Reply

Susan Mikulecky said:

Tasty;) I had to use a little unsweetened shredded coconut.
What extracts should I stock up on for your shakes?

October 18th, 2013 — 9:57am  |  Reply

Steph said:

Hi! I’ve been a “secret stalker” for a while and so far have loved every one of your recipes that I’ve tried. By Dr’s orders I’m trying to add as much protein to my diet as possible so these shakes are a big hit! I do have a question though… Is stevia better than xylitol? I’ve stopped all regular sugar but I thought xylitol was pretty good. Is that a good replacement for the stevia in your recipes?
P.s. you should do a peanut butter blast shake next:)

January 31st, 2014 — 10:08am  |  Reply

Hannah said:

I noticed in some shakes you use low fat cottage cheese and others say fat free cottage cheese. Is there a difference? I don’t normally eat cottage cheese, just wondering if it makes a difference in certain shakes?

March 11th, 2014 — 5:59pm  |  Reply

Lindsey Cooley said:

Can this be made the night before and stored in the fridge for morning? I think it would be fine, just wanted to check and make sure! Thanks

March 26th, 2014 — 3:41pm  |  Reply

Amie Chappel said:

I do that all the time. Even though it says 1 serving, I can only handle half at a time. It does get funky looking, but you just need to stir it up real good before you drink it

April 30th, 2014 — 5:32pm  | 

Sam Genung said:

I just made this for after my morning workout, and it tastes like I’m eating a chocolate malt :) DELISH!

April 3rd, 2014 — 7:55am  |  Reply

Pamela E. Lewis said:

Another winner Five Stars!

June 2nd, 2014 — 4:22pm  |  Reply

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