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Vegan Almond Joy Smoothie

This Almond Joy Smoothie is rich, creamy & chocolatey sweet! You won’t find refined sugar or processed junk in this glass of goodness -just pure & natural ingredients to nourish your body.
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 416kcal
Author Melissa Huggins - Vegan Huggs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup young Thai coconut meat (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 4-6 medjool dates , pitted
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut shreds (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (sub 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 8-10 ice cubes (less if using frozen coconut meat)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • *See notes for topping ideas

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender, starting with the liquid first. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is too thick, just add more coconut water or milk and blend. Pour into you favorite glass and place a thick straw in the smoothie. Enjoy!
  • *See notes for garnishing your glass, if desired.

Notes

*If you don't have coconut meat, you can sub in 1 large frozen banana and use half the amount of dates. The smoothie will still be incredibly delicious.
 
*If you don't have medjool dates on hand, you can sub in 1 tablespoon maple syrup. (add more if needed) It will lose a little texture, but will still taste wonderful.
 
*Topping ideas: Rim the glass with homemade vegan chocolate sauce and dip in crushed almonds and coconut shreds. If chocolate is dripping, just pop in freezer for a minute. Top with homemade coconut whipped cream and crushed almonds. Add a piece of vegan dark chocolate if desired. You can also use store-bought vegan chocolate sauce and whipped cream, or just omit all together. The smoothie is just as delicious on its own.
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Smoothie | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 822mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 2.8mg