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Healthy High Protein Hot Chocolate

Orla Walsh, RD
Orla Walsh, RD
Orla Walsh is a Registered Dietitian, owner of Orla Walsh Nutrition, former performance nutritionist to the Irish Olympic team and regular contributor for the Irish Independent newspaper, RTE and Newstalk FM.
high protein hot chocolate

Want a higher protein, healthy hot chocolate recipe? Adding skimmed milk powder adds more protein to every mug. When you combine the milk powder with the high protein milk, the result is impressive. This delicious drink provides 19 grams of protein in each mug and just 209 calories. Very similar to a protein bar but more refreshing! Perfect for an after exercise option, especially in winter. As honey is high in fructose, it’s natually super sweet. 1 tsp goes a long way! If intolerant to fructose, try maple or gold syrup instead.


  • High protein milk, 250 mL
  • Cocoa, 2 tsp
  • Skimmed milk powder, 1 tbsp
  • Honey, 1 tsp

How to make it

  • Simply heat some milk in a saucepan on the hob. While stirring, add in some skimmed milk powder (available in supermarkets), ‪‎cocoa (the kind you use in baking) and a tsp of ‪‎honey!
  • This will also provide your body with protein, ‪‎calcium and many other nutrients associated with ‪muscle, ‪‎bone and overall health! Enjoy!

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