Low Calorie Protein Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Protein Powder

This Low Calorie Protein Hot Chocolate is just 122 calories! It makes a great snack, or you can double the serving for a healthy breakfast or meal replacement. With 11.8 grams of protein this hot chocolate protein shake is just what your body needs before or after a workout. And unlike a cold protein smoothie, it won’t make you shiver in the winter months.

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Protein Powder

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (whey or vegan)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Low Calorie Protein Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Protein Powder

Healthy Protein Powder Hot Chocolate Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep

  • The Night Before – Add the dry ingredients for your protein hot chocolate into your mug and cover. Leave on the countertop (or the fridge of you have pets) until the next morning. You can also measure the almond milk and water ahead of time and leave in the fridge for an effortless morning routine.

Leftover Storage

  • Fridge Storage – Add any leftover latte to a jar. Close and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. Serve chilled over ice.
  • Freezer Storage – Cool then pour any leftover hot chocolate into ice cube molds, and freeze solid (about 4 hours). Then pop out of the mold and move to a freezer bag to avoid freezer burn. Will hold for 1 month in the freezer and is perfect in chilled smoothies and drinks.

Low Calorie Protein Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Protein Powder

Low Calorie Protein Hot Chocolate

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This homemade hot chocolate with protein powder is just 122 calories and has 11.8 grams of protein!
Make this hot chocolate protein shake as a healthy snack, or double the recipe and make for breakfast or a meal replacement.
If you can't enjoy your hot chocolate recipes without whipped cream, we've found you a low calorie healthy version… you can find it below in the notes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Breakfast, meal replacement, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 122 kcal



  • Add the ingredients to a small sauce pot and mix together.
  • Heat on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • While the protein powder hot chocolate heats, mix together continuously so that all the chocolate powder dissolves.
  • Once hot and dissolved (about 3 minutes) remove the pot from the heat, and pour into coffee mug.


Serving: 2cupsCalories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 9.6gProtein: 11.8gFat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 243mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4.2gCalcium: 122mgIron: 2mg
Keyword hot chocolate, protein shake
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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Article History:

  • Originally written and published November 11, 2021 by Audrey Johns
  • Most recent update on November 15, 2023 by Audrey Johns

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