Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate

Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate

This delicious Healthy Protein Packed Hot Chocolate (or Hot Pro-Coa as I would call it) is made with minimal ingredients and is the perfect go-to drink in the morning, afternoon, or night!

Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate

What You Need To Make Hot Pro-Coa

  • Cocoa powder (or Cacao powder for vegan)
  • Vegan protein of choice (vanilla or chocolate) (I used Orgain Chocolate peanut butter)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Non-dairy milk of choice
  • Cane sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt
Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate

The Key To Making The Perfect Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate

In order to create the perfect texture that results in no clumps in your hot chocolate I recommend adding all the ingredients in a blender bottle and giving it a good shake before pouring it into your favorite festive mug and heating it up in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.

By doing this you will break apart most of the clumps that could occur.

Another option for those who have rather clumpy protein powders or cocoa is to sift the cocoa and the protein powder.

Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate

The Perfect Topping

After you’ve heated up your hot chocolate in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute I recommend pairing it with your favorite dairy free whipped cream and adding a dash of cinnamon on the top (for taste and esthetic of course)!

Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate

Now that your Healthy Protein Hot Cocoa is ready you can turn on your favorite holiday movie, slip into your comfiest jammies and enjoy!

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Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Hot Cocoa 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The simplest and healthiest protein hot cocoa you’ll ever make! Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tbsp Cocoa or Cacao powder ( I recommend increasing this to 1 TBSP if you use vanilla protein powder)
  • 2 TBSP Vanilla or chocolate vegan protein powder (I used Orgain chocolate peanut butter)
  • 2 tsp. cane sugar
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of sea salt (very small amount)
  • dash of cinnamon 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender bottle and give it a good shake until there are no clumps and all ingredients are combined. If you have clumpy cocoa/cacao powder or protein powder I recommend sifting it prior to adding it to the blender bottle. If you are not a fan of hies of cinnamon in your hot chocolate omit the dash of cinnamon. If you use a vanilla protein powder I recommend using 1 Tbsp of cocoa/cacao powder.
  2. Pour the ingredients into your favorite festive mug and microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute. This time may vary depending on your microwave and the size of your mug.
  3. Top with your favorite dairy free whipped cream and an additional decorative dash of cinnamon.

Notes

The protein powder you use may yield an alternate texture as all protein powders are not created equally. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Hot Cocoa W/o whipped cream
  • Sugar: 8
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 9

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Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Shake

Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Shake

No protein powder needed to make this delicious vegan and gluten free shake!

Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Shake

Whip This Tofu Shake Up In A Snap

For this recipe all you’ll do is throw the ingredients into a blender and let it blend for 30-45 seconds and BAM your Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Shake is ready!

Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Shake

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Silken tofu
  • Honey
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Cacoa powder
  • Sea salt
  • Dairy free chocolate chips
  • Frozen banana
  • Non-dairy milk
  • Optional: vegan whipped cream
Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Shake

The Key To The Perfect Thick Shake

When it comes to creating a thick shake you’ll want to reduce the liquid and increase the ice. So, feel free to reduce the liquid the recipe calls for by 2 TBSP and increase the ice by a few ice cubes (don’t get carried away here as you will have a very icy shake if you add too many ice cubes) if you would like a very thick shake. The recipe creates a shake of average thickness, so please tweak this to your liking.

If you prefer a thinner consistency, I recommend increasing the liquid but maintaining the ice that the recipe calls for as it will keep the shake cooler longer.

Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Shake
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Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Shake

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Shake 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: No-bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Snack
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 2 TBSPs cacao powder
  • 1 TBSP honey (sub maple syrup to make vegan)
  • 5/8 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • Optional: 1/2 TBSP Dairy free chocolate chips
  • Optional: Coconut reddi whip (dairy free)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except fo the dairy free chocolate chips and coconut Reddi Whip into the bender and blend for 30-45 seconds. If you would prefer a very thick shake you may reduce the liquid by 2 TBSPs and add 1-2 more ice cubes.
  2. Pour into one large cup (or 2) and top with dairy free whipped cream.
  3. Cut the dairy free chocolate to a fine powder and sprinkle it over the whipped cream.

Notes

*Nutritional information has been roughly estimated and calculated without the optional toppings.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 shake
  • Calories: 353
  • Sugar: 25
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 41
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 18

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