Skinny Almond Joy Milkshakes.

Creamy, decadent tasting chocolate milkshake flavored with almond and coconut. Sweetened with bananas, protein-packed from Greek yogurt, and undeniably refreshing.

Skinny Almond Joy Milkshakes made from yogurt, bananas, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Delicious! Easy recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Step aside Mounds Bar Cookies, I’ve got a new candy bar love in town. (But don’t go too far because your chewy dark chocolate goodness is simply irresistible.)

My new love comes in skinny form. Using nothing but healthful, good for the body & soul ingredients. Plus it tastes like a candy bar in thick, creamy milkshake form.

This milkshake is so-very-yum. It’s my Saturday treat.

Skinny Almond Joy Milkshakes made from yogurt, bananas, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Delicious! Easy recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

If you’re anything like me, you make milkshakes and smoothies often. My dearest friend Erin and I used to fight over who would get the blender first after our runs. (Hi Erin!)

More recently, there was a 2 week stint last month where I practically lived on nothing but protein smoothies and Trader Joe’s guacamole & chips. Perfect meal in my eyes.

I enjoy making cool, creamy, healthy drinks all the time because they are easy, require hardly any effort or time, and the possibilities for flavor combinations are endless. My recent favorite tastes like an Almond Joy chocolate bar, without actually using an Almond Joy chocolate bar in the recipe.

Chocolate, coconut, and almond. Three of my favorite flavors in one. 

Skinny Almond Joy Milkshakes made from yogurt, bananas, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Delicious! Easy recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Like most of my smoothie and milkshake recipes, you’re going to start with some frozen bananas. Frozen bananas are a wonderful base for these drinks because they blend up into a beautifully creamy texture. In fact, I like to eat pure frozen bananas – blended – straight up by themselves. It’s called a “banana whip” and it tastes like vanilla soft serve.

This recipe begins with two ripe bananas that have been peeled, sliced, and frozen. And no, the milkshake does not taste like bananas! Add them to your blender first and layer with 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 2/3 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract, and 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract. That’s it!

You’ll notice that the only sweetener in this milkshake is banana. There are no added sugars, just the sweetness from pure fruit.  Make sure your bananas are super ripe before freezing. Frozen ripe bananas taste the best in my smoothies and milkshakes.

Let’s discuss the coconut extract…

Coconut Extract

This is an ingredient I picked up at Walmart. I haven’t been able to find pure coconut extract (I believe it’s sold at Whole Foods though?), so the imitation will do for now. I’ve also seen this coconut extract at Target and most grocery stores.  If you can’t find it, add 2 Tablespoons of shredded coconut to your blender instead. The coconut may be sweetened or unsweetened.

Blend the ingredients together into creamy oblivion. Have I gotten the point across yet that this milkshake is… creamy?

I like to top my Almond Joy milkshakes with shredded coconut and almonds. When I get close to the bottom, I stir them into the milkshake and they get all frozen and crunchy. It’s a texture lover’s dream.

The toppings are completely optional. 🙂

The adorably decorative straws are also optional, but I never pass up the opportunity to drink out of a pink polka dotted straw…

Skinny Almond Joy Milkshakes made from yogurt, bananas, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Delicious! Easy recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

If you’re feeling extra adventurous after your Almond Joy milkshake, you can just splurge on the real thing. Which is exactly what I did yesterday when I desperately needed a chocolate bar after I locked myself out of our apartment.

Yes, that happened.

I love Almond Joy Bars!

Pure chocolatey, coconutty, almondy goodness.

 I got the glass chalkboard mug (hey, how cute is it?!) used in this photoshoot from Home Goods in the summer. I got the straws from Sweet & Treats Boutique.

Skinny Almond Joy Milkshakes

Yield: serves 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Print Recipe

Creamy, decadent tasting chocolate milkshake flavored with almond and coconut. Sweetened with bananas, protein-packed from Greek yogurt, and undeniably refreshing.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (or 2 Tablespoons for a darker chocolate flavor)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (any flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract1
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • optional toppings: 1 Tablespoon shredded coconut & a few almonds

Directions:

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Put all of the ingredients into the blender, in the order listed, except for the toppings. Blend on high until thick and smooth.  You may need to stop and stir/scrape down the sides of the blender a few times.

Additional Notes:

  1. If you cannot find coconut extract (pictured above), you may blend 2 Tablespoons of shredded coconut into the milkshake and top with additional shredded coconut.

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85 Responses to “Skinny Almond Joy Milkshakes.”

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    Bridgetposted October 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Totally wish EVERY candy had a dark chocolate version! Will definitely be something to look forward to in the near future; I can’t wait until they come out with dark chocolate peanut m&ms, twix, and butterfingers! For the time being just enjoy a mounds (naturally made with dark chocolate) with a couple of unsalted almonds…always does the trick! @bridgetkwhelan

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Dark chocolate butterfingers – that sounds incredible! Now you have me wishing for it too! Hope you enjoy this milkshake, thanks Bridget!

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    Amyposted October 12, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I hate getting locked out of the apartment! A few years ago, I lived by myself, and I lost my keyring. HUGE panic attack, ran around retracing my steps for over an hour, and finally went back to the clubhouse and asked the manager for a temporary key. Not fun. You definitely deserve a king-sized almond joy after that!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      It was seriously the worst. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened to me more often. I am always so forgetful with that stuff! In your case, I wouldn’t been really upset!

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      • Amyreplied on October 14th, 2013 at 1:13 am

        I’m glad it hasn’t happened to you more often! And I think it’s better to forgot your key once or twice instead of forgetting sugar in your cookies or baking powder in your muffins. 😉

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    Jacquiposted November 28, 2013 at 9:32 am

    This looks so amazing I have to try it! Also, the cup/jar with handle is so adorable, where did you get it?!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 28th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      I got it from Home Goods.

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    Krissyposted February 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Just found this recipe through pinterest-looks delicious, can’t wait to try it. I like the alternative of using extract- I have been obsessed with coconut greek yogurt lately but can’t find any without added sugar. Have you tried LorAnn products-they have great oils, extracts, and emulsions that I use in all of my cooking and baking. They have coconut-its great.

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    • Sallyreplied on February 2nd, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      I love LorAnn emulsions! I have a few right now. Happy you found my blog through Pinterest. What would we do without it?!

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    Mackenzie Pooleposted July 17, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I just experimented with this shake, subbing chocolate protein powder for cocoa powder, and it was FANTASTIC! I have done it with several other of your smoothie/shake recipes, and it is definitely still tasty. 🙂

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    Jennyposted February 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Hey sally. I always have dark chocolate almond milk on hand but not regular. Could i use that? Or should i just use regular milk instead?
    Jenny

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    • Sallyreplied on February 5th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      You can use the chocolate flavor– really, use whatever you like best.

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    Christineposted April 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Because my husband’s tossing and turning was making me mental this morning, I ended up getting up to work out at 3am. So….was done in PLENTY of time to research and try a new smoothie recipe…and I tried this one. OMG…was licking my glass clean…SO SO SO good! The only change I made was instead of cocoa powder, I dumped a healthy does of Walden Farms Chocolate Sauce in it (have you tried? zero calories/fat/carbs…and no, it isn’t REAL chocolate but it tastes dang good to me when mixed with other stuff…like this smoothie!). I topped with some cocoa nibs and HOLY YUMTOWN. Totally can’t wait till I can have one again tomorrow!

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    Lindaposted April 15, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Sally. HELP!! I’m severely allergic to bananas! This looks soooo good. How can I made it without the bananas and not lose the flavor? Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 16th, 2015 at 11:33 am

      How about some vanilla frozen yogurt?

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      • Lindareplied on April 16th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

        Ok. Thanks I’ll try that.

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