Protein hot chocolate, gluten free, vegan option

Well hello there!  And Happy 1st December!!!

I was thinking of doing a kitchen love review, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  So, I teased you in my pumpkin post with a delicious protein hot chocolate.  Inspired by Keepin’ it Kind, it’s rich and creamy, but it is healthy enough for breakfast (the hot choc, not Kristy!)!

The thick, creaminess comes from pumpkin, the sweetness comes from banana, and an added hit of protein powder makes this an awesome all rounder!

I loved it so much I experimented with a plain pumpkin version, inspired by Healthy. Happy. Life.  In fact, I sent Ben to the supermarket to get me a banana especially!  That was pretty awesome too, but hey’s on th erun up to Christmas, so hot cocoa is the way to go!  Plus cacao powder is the food of the God’s! It has so many health benefits, this might as well be a health drink!

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Hot protein pumpkin vanilla mug

  • 1 scoop or approx 28g/1oz vanilla protein powder (vegan if required)
  • 100g pumpkin puree
  • 1 small banana approx 75g
  • sprinkle of cinnamon, mixed spice and grated chocolate

Simply blend together the banana, pumpkin and some hot water.  Pour into a pan on the hob and heat gently until simmering.  Return to the blender and add your protein powder. Add more water to taste.  Serve sprinkled with cinnamon and grated hot chocolate.

Protein hot chocolate

  • 1 scoop or approx 28g/1oz chocolate protein powder (vegan if required)
  • 100g pumpkin
  • 1 small banana approx 75g
  • 1 tsp or 5g raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • sprinkle of chilli powder and grated chocolate to serve

Simply blend together the banana, pumpkin, cacao or cocoa powder and some hot water.  Pour into a pan on the hob and heat gently until simmering.  Return to the blender and add your protein powder. Add more water to taste.  Serve sprinkled with chilli powder and grated hot chocolate (chilli chocolate is great here, and lovely and warming).

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3 thoughts on “Protein hot chocolate, gluten free, vegan option

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