Protein Hot Chocolate

I am super excited to share this one with the world.  I love hot chocolate and have often thought, “I would drink a cup of hot chocolate everyday, if I wouldn’t gain 20 pounds over the winter from it.” And now I can drink it everyday! In fact, I’ve had this as my first meal of the day for a week. I love it. I have tweaked the recipe over and over to achieve a delicious, healthy, low sugar, low carb, high protein cup of rich and chocolaty cocoa. In fact, 1/4 c. of mix has only 130 calories, 15 grams of protein, and 14 grams of carbs. So let’s get to it, shall we?

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I start with chocolate protein powder; any favorite brand will work.  I buy this giant bag at Costco in chocolate and vanilla. To the chocolate protein powder, I add cocoa powder, Stevia, French Vanilla coffee creamer, and Hazelnut coffee creamer. If you don’t like hazelnuts just use double the french vanilla, or use any other flavor you like.

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I mix them all together really well until totally blended and then put in a container with a tight fitting lid.  That is it, seriously, so easy and quick!

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Pour in 1/4 c. of the protein hot chocolate mix.

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There are a couple different ways to prepare the hot chocolate. 1- Add water, whisk really well and microwave for 1 minute.  Whisk really well again and you’ve got yourself a treat!  2- I have found that using a hot cocoa maker like this or like this, works even better for me in getting a lump-free and smooth consistency.  Just add the water to the hot chocolate maker, add 1/4 c. of the mix, place the lid on and push the ON button.  It only takes a few minutes and I don’t have to whisk at all.

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YUMMY!

PROTEIN HOT CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:

1 c. chocolate protein powder

1/3 c. cocoa powder

4 tsp. (or 8 packets) Stevia

4 tsp. hazelnut coffee creamer powder

4 tsp. french vanilla coffee creamer powder

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until totally incorporated together. Pour into a container with a tight fitting lid.

To make hot chocolate, use 1/4 c. of the protein hot chocolate mix with 1 c. water.

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