Healthy Hot Chocolate

by Dr. Daamini Shrivastav

June 1, 2015

There really is nothing as comforting as hot chocolate. Whatever the heartache, whatever the ailment, there really is no substitute for a warm cup of hot chocolate. But beware the ones in cafes and stores – choc-full (pun intended) of sugar and loaded with cream and unnecessary calories.

This healthy alternative not only is low cal but it provides you with a protein punch of 27.4 grams of protein at just 2.5g of sugar, which is not the refined, processed kind. 

Guaranteed to soothe your soul! 

** note : This is quite filling because of the protein and can be used as a meal replacement.

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300 - Calories
Time : 10 Mins

Ingredients 1 scoop of choice chocolate protein powder (I use Smart Fitness Athlete protein powder because it’s all natural, low-cal and low in whey content) 500ml almond milk 1 tsp cinnamon powder zest of ½ orange plus extra to grate as topping cacao nibs for topping (optional)   Directions 1. In a saucepan, mix and stir the protein powder, almond milk, cinnamon and the zest of ½ an orange. The heat will help all flavors infuse. Heat to suit yourself – I like mine searing scalding burning hot ! 2. Pour into a mug and top with some grated orange zest and cacao nibs. Enjoy your cup o’ comfort.

Dr. Daamini Shrivastav


Dr. Daamini Shrivastav

Juggling many roles from physician to writer to pilates instructor to Marketing-PR executive, Dr. Daamini is constantly pushed and inspired to get creative on how to encompass a Retreat into her daily life.
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