Protein Hot Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Protein Hot Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Brrrrr, it sure is cold out there! With the holidays over and the winter stretching out before us, we are looking for ways to warm up! Today on the blog, one of our Associates Carolyn has given us a great protein hot chocolate recipe she invented using products from the store! 

Protein Hot Chocolate Smoothie

Because January is just too cold for frozen fruit!!

8 oz milk of choice (dairy, almond, macadamia, etc)
1 scoop Biochem Collagen Plus protein powder or Mastel's vanilla plant protein powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
20-30 drops Stevita stevia (or your choice of sweetener to taste), more if using Biochem powder, less if using Mastel's
Pinch of salt (do not leave this out!!)

3-5 Tbsp cocoa powder 

Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Heat on low, stirring regularly with a heatproof spatula until it reaches your desired level of warmth. Pour into a mug and enjoy.

WARNING! Because the consistency is more like hot pudding than a beverage, everything below the very top will retain its heat for a long time. Consume with a spoon rather than directly from the mug, or the inside of your mouth may get burned.

Optional add-ins (mix in during the blender step):

1 tsp Gaia maca powder
Up to 2 oz fresh spinach leaves
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
OR
1 tsp cinnamon and a dash of cayenne pepper

 

Thanks, Carolyn! What a delicious and healthy way to warm up this winter! Let us know if you make her hot chocolate recipe and how it turned out for you!