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Protein hot chocolate topped with whipped cream in a white mug.

Simple Vegan Protein Hot Chocolate

Protein hot chocolate is the perfect healthy cozy afternoon or evening drink! This healthy recipe is so easy to make and so incredibly creamy. This easy vegan recipe has no added sugar and tastes amazing!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot chocolate, protein hot chocolate, protein hot cocoa
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 4 mins
Servings: 1

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  • Microwave the dairy free milk in a separate mug or glass for 2 minutes until hot.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the liquid to your mug. Add the protein powder and cacao powder to the hot milk.
  • Use a frother (or a high speed blender) to combine the milk, protein powder and cacao powder.
  • Add the rest of the hot milk to the mug.
  • Top with optional dairy free whipped cream and enjoy!



NOTE: For every 1.5 c ups of liquid you will want to add 1 tablespoon of protein powder and 1 tablespoon of cacao powder. 
Choose your favorite dairy free (unsweetened milk). Some great options are:
  • Almond milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Oat milk
  • Flax milk
Cacao powder is less bitter than cocoa powder. If you don't have cacao powder and you have to use cocoa powder, you may need to add some sweetener (of choice) to balance out the bitter taste from the cocoa powder. 
Other ways to enjoy protein hot chocolate?
  • Add the protein hot cocoa mix to hot coffee and enjoy it like a mocha.
  • Add a few drops of peppermint extract to the hot chocolate for a peppermint hot chocolate.
  • Add and extra ½ tablespoon of cacao, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to make a Mexican hot chocolate.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving. See serving size in recipe.
Calories 94
Fat 5g
Carbohydrates 5g
Fiber 3g
Sugar 1g
Protein 9g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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