Paleo Protein Hot Chocolate

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Over the winter months, a hot drink warms the body from the inside, and provides vital nourishment and comfort from the cold. I love hot chocolate, but what I don’t like is all the refined sugar and artificial ingredients that comes with it. I created this recipe on a day when I was craving hot chocolate, but I also wanted to give my body a healthy dose of protein and nutrients.

I used a scoop of 180 Nutrition Protein Superfood which is my go-to when I need some good quality nourishment and I don’t have a lot of time. There are a number of protein supplements available, but I would always choose one that contains natural ingredients such as 180 Nutrition.

Ingredients

      • 1 scoop protein (I use 180 Nutrition Protein Superfood – chocolate flavour)
      • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
      • 1/2 teaspoon honey
      • 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
      • sprinkle of cinnamon
      • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

If you are using any protein flavour that isn’t chocolate (such as coconut or vanilla) you can add a teaspoon of raw cacao powder to make it chocolatey.

Heat all the ingredients in a deep pan over low heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a slow simmer and remove from the heat. If you have a frother I would recommend using this to turn it into an extra creamy and frothy hot chocolate drink.

Alison Sims

Passionate about real food and healthy living, Alison Sims is the founder and author of Paleo Foodies. She is on a mission to discover the best paleo dining in Australia and all around the world. What started as a part time blog in 2013 has lead to a full time career for Alison, who previously spent a decade in Advertising and Marketing. She is now a regular contributor to health and lifestyle publications, a public speaker in food and health, and co-publisher of Paleo Foodies Magazine.

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