Recipes

Protein Hot Chocolate 2 Ways

These delicious chocolate drinks are here to make the festive season, festive.

You’re never too old to enjoy a steaming mug of rich, chocolatey goodness. That’s a fact. And just because you’re sticking to a training regime over the next few months or monitoring your macros, doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Thanks to these incredible high-protein options, you can sip on an indulgent-tasting treat that reminds you of your childhood, while topping up your protein targets – now, that’s what we call the best of both words. 

We’ve teamed up with @kirstyfletcher to give you two delightful festive drinks. Whether you need something to warm you from within on a family evening, or a chilled festive refreshment for post-workouts, we’ve got you covered. 

They’re even better when shared with friends, so why not invite your gym buddy round for a well-earned tasty reward after your next session? 

Don’t hang about, get the Christmas mugs out and get one of these on the go asap! 

 

1. Classic High-Protein Hot Chocolate 

Makes 1

Ingredients 

* 500ml milk (Kirsty uses almond milk)

* 25g Impact Whey Protein (White Chocolate) 

* 10g cocoa powder 

* 1 tsp. sugar 

Method

  1. First, add all of the ingredients to a blender and blitz until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Now, pour the liquid into a pan and stir over a low/medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Be sure not to overheat or burn the mixture and make sure to stir to avoid lumps forming. 
  3. Carefully pour the heated mixture into a mug, add any toppings of choice (these are completely optional), then enjoy! 

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
134 12g 5g 7g

2. Candy Cane White Chocolate Protein Shake 

Makes 1

Ingredients 

* 200ml milk 

* 25g Impact Whey Protein (White Chocolate) 

* 8g White Chocolate Spread 

* 1 candy cane 

* 30g reduced-fat whipped cream 

Method

  1. Add the milk, protein powder, and Protein Spread into a blender and blitz until nice and smooth. 
  2. Pour into a tall glass and then top with plenty of reduced-fat whipped cream and sprinkle with crushed up candy cane pieces! 
  3. Serve immediately (the challenge is trying not to down it in one go, it’s so delicious). 

 

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
350 30g 26g 13g

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Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class. On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin. Find out more about Lauren’s experience here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-dawes-b4416aaa/