Here’s a quick, high protein recipe for you to enjoy–Protein Hot Chocolate!
Protein Hot Chocolate can be made two different ways, or really using any recipe you’d like and adding in one of the protein sources mentioned below.
How to get the Protein
Okay, there are a couple different ways to get your serving of protein in your glass of hot chocolate. My FAVORITE way is to make my normal hot chocolate, but replace the milk with 1 cup of skim Fairlife milk. It’s lactose free and super high protein. 1 cup will give you THIRTEEN grams of protein! Then, I mix in my hot cocoa mix and microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes. After this, I add in 2 ounces of Chocolate Premier Protein Shake. This adds roughly 5 more grams of protein to my glass. They also have a Caramel Protein Shake, which I sometimes add instead for a caramel hot chocolate. Soo good!
Homemade recipe for 1 glass of protein hot chocolate:
- 1 c Fairlife Milk
- 2 tbs sugar (or equiv. sugar substitute)
- 2 tbs cocoa powder
- dash of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ounces premier protein shake in chocolate or caramel flavor
- Microwave milk for 1- 1 1/2 minutes.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
Second way to make protein hot chocolate:
This next way is definitely not for everyone. If you follow IIFYM, it’s definitely a lot more macro friendly.
- 1 c milk of choice
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- Microwave milk for 1-1 1/2 minutes.
- Stir in protein powder and enjoy.
- Optional, add in premier protein shake for added protein, but not necessary as you will most likely get 30+ grams of protein from the 2 ingredients alone.
We LOVE Fairlife milk! Aside from the high protein, low carb aspect, it tastes great and is lactose free. We have been able to find it at our local grocery store as well as Walmart and Target. If you have a store near you that carries Kroger brand products, Carbmaster milk is a similar milk. The nutrition facts are almost identical and it’s slightly cheaper.
Truthfully, it’s all about the milk/protein shake with this recipe. If you choose to use Fairlife milk and premier protein shake, you could really do any cocoa recipe. If you really enjoy Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa packets, by all means, use that. The protein has nothing to do the the cocoa recipe in the first version and everything to do with the milk you use.