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!
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)
Non-dairy milk of choice
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.
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)!
Now that your Healthy Protein Hot Cocoa is ready you can turn on your favorite holiday movie, slip into your comfiest jammies and enjoy!
The simplest and healthiest protein hot cocoa you’ll ever make! Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!
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
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.
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.
Top with your favorite dairy free whipped cream and an additional decorative dash of cinnamon.
The protein powder you use may yield an alternate texture as all protein powders are not created equally.
Serving Size:1 Hot Cocoa W/o whipped cream
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No protein powder needed to make this delicious vegan and gluten free 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!
Here’s What You’ll Need
Dairy free chocolate chips
Optional: vegan whipped cream
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.
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.
Pour into one large cup (or 2) and top with dairy free whipped cream.
Cut the dairy free chocolate to a fine powder and sprinkle it over the whipped cream.
*Nutritional information has been roughly estimated and calculated without the optional toppings.