Protein Hot Chocolate Recipe

Protein Hot Chocolate Recipe

By: Mika
Date: November 3, 2021

Protein Hot Chocolate photo from the side in a mug

This protein hot chocolate is warm, cozy, and packs a high protein punch! Using chocolate protein powder, the sugar is low but this healthy hot chocolate will give you the energy to stay on the slopes all day! And, with only two ingredients, you’ll have plenty of time for all the outdoor activities this winter!


Protein Hot Chocolate Recipe Ingredients:



How to make Protein Hot Chocolate:

  1. Heat milk in jar for 2 minutes in the microwave
  2. Add protein powder to milk, close jar and shake vigorously
  3. Pour into mugs and enjoy!



Protein Hot Chocolate Recipe Quick Facts

How long does this recipe take? 5 minutes

How much does this make? 2-3 glasses of hot chocolate

Does this meet my dietary needs? We used plant based milk and vegan protein powder so it is gluten free and vegan.  

What is the best way to mix this? We recommend using a large mason jar (or small one if only making one serving). Some other ways to make this – heat the milk in a small saucepan on the stove top on medium heat and then whisk in the protein powder, heat the milk in a measuring glass or mug, then add to a blender with the protein powder and mix, add milk and protein powder to an electric frother to heat and mix simultaneously, or heat milk in a mug, add protein powder, and mix well with a hand frother or fork.

How long does this keep? 2-3 days in the fridge, covered. Just reheat when ready to enjoy.

Could these be made ahead of time? Yup! This can be made with cold milk (like a regular protein drink) and then heated when ready to enjoy.


Substitution Options

All substitution options are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.

Flax Milk plus Protein: We love this plant based milk for its creamy texture and higher protein content. It makes for a creamy protein drink the whole family will love! However, any milk of choice can be used! Good alternates include unsweetened almond milk, canned coconut milk, or cow’s milk.

Chocolate Plant Based Protein Powder: Any chocolate protein powder can be used, such as whey protein powder,pea protein, soy protein, etc. If using vanilla protein powder, add 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder or hot chocolate mix, or 2 tbsp chocolate syrup.

Additions: Adding some optional toppings is a great way to add even more fun to this hot beverage! Some optional topping ideas include whipped cream, sprinkles, marshmallows, and any other ideas your sweet tooth can think of. Additions can make this hot protein shake bring out flavors in different ways. Additions include a drop of vanilla extract, cacao powder, heavy cream, extra protein powder, (be careful, it’ll get chunky if you add too much).


Fun Fact!

It’s no secret that flax seeds contain lots of healthy omega 3 fatty acids, but in milk form they have some additional benefits. Unlike some other plant based milks, flax milk is soy and nut free. It is also packed with fiber, is low in sugar, and low in calories. Oddly enough, it was the oldest crop used to make clothing in the United States. One cup of Good Karma Omega 3 + Protein contains 8 grams of protein in addition to all the benefits mentioned above! (Source)


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Vegan Caribou Copycat Pumpkin White Mocha

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Protein Hot Chocolate photo of mug from above

Protein Hot Chocolate

This protein hot chocolate is warm, cozy, and packs a high protein punch! And, with only two ingredients, you’ll have plenty of time for all the outdoor activities this winter!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, high protein, hot chocolate, milk
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 132kcal


  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder plant based
  • 2 cups flax milk omega 3 + protein


  • Head milk for 2 minutes in large jar or microwave safe glass
  • Add protein powder and cover.  Shake vigorously until well combined and frothy.  Or Stir with a whisk.
  • Enjoy!



Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 503mg
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