Healthy Hot Chocolate | Svelte Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Protein ShakesThere is nothing better than sipping on a warm mug of hot chocolate during a cold winter day. The only bad thing? Feeling bloated and anticipating a sugar crash afterwards. Good news! Using Svelte® dairy-free Chocolate Protein Shakes you can make a deliciously creamy mug of cocoa packed with protein and low in sugar. Heat Svelte® Chocolate Protein Shakes up in the microwave using a microwave safe container in 30-second intervals or in a pot on the stove top over low/medium heat, stirring frequently. Looking for a flavorful twist? Try some of these healthy add-ins:

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter and chocolate is one of our all time favorite combos! Plus, peanut butter offers a wealth of nutrients, being a good source of protein, potassium, and magnesium.

Are you a peanut butter lover? To add some peanut goodness to your cocoa, dissolve ¼ cup peanut butter into a heated 11 oz. Svelte® Chocolate Protein Shake.

Peppermint

‘Tis the season for peppermint. Aside from being a wonderful holiday flavor, peppermint also helps to reduce stomach aches, relieve headaches, improve mental focus, and boost energy. Not to mention it leaves your breath minty fresh!

Enjoy the uplifting benefits of peppermint by adding 1 teaspoon peppermint extract to a hot 11 oz. Svelte® Chocolate Protein Shake.

Healthy Hot Chocolate | Svelte Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Protein Shakes

Espresso

In need of a serious pick-me-up? Try adding some espresso or strongly brewed coffee to your Svelte hot chocolate. Coffee boasts a number of health benefits and when combined with Svelte® Chocolate — you will be in mocha heaven!

An awesome way to start your day or sneak in an afternoon treat, try adding 1 shot espresso or ¼ cup strongly brewed coffee to your heated 11 oz. Svelte® Chocolate Protein Shake.

Salted Caramel

Caramel is one of our guilty pleasures, so it is no surprise we like adding it to our cocoa. Try making this vegan caramel sauce made with coconut milk and the sweetener of your choice.

Satisfy your sweet tooth by adding 1 tablespoon caramel sauce and a sprinkle of salt to a heated 11 oz. Svelte® Chocolate Protein Shake.

Orange

There is something about orange cocoa that just feels right during the holiday season. Plus the added vitamin C will help boost your immunity and ward off unwanted illnesses.

To enjoy an orange hot chocolate add ½ teaspoon orange zest and 1 ½ teaspoons orange juice to 11 oz. of heated Svelte® Chocolate Protein Shake.

Healthy Hot Chocolate | Svelte Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Protein Shakes

Cinnamon and Cayenne

Bring on the spice! The delightful combination of cinnamon, cayenne, and chocolate makes for a mouth-watering snack. Cinnamon is a good source of antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and promotes a healthy heart. Cayenne is known for aiding with digestion, relieving migraines and joint pains, and supporting weight loss. Paired together, these spices pack a healthy punch!

To spice your hot chocolate, add ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and a big pinch of cayenne to 11 oz. of heated Svelte® Chocolate Protein Shake.

Svelte® Chocolate Protein Shakes are vegan, gluten-free, and organic. Made with non-GMO soy milk, each shake contains 11g protein, 20% of your daily-recommended fiber, and just 6 grams of sugar per 11 oz. serving. These tasty shakes are great out of the fridge or heated as hot chocolate!

Find more Svelte® recipes here or follow @DrinkSvelte on Instagram for healthy tips and inspiration.

Healthy Hot Chocolate | Svelte Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Protein Shakes

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