Hot Chocolate Warm Smoothie

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by | Updated: December 8th, 2017 | Read time: 1 minute

Smoothies are your best friends – with benefits. After all, what’s better than a snack or meal that’s made relatively quickly, requires minimal cleanup and is packed with nutrients? The benefits are endless! But when there’s a nip in the air and your wardrobe consists of sweaters and scarves, icy smoothies can lose their appeal. Must you say goodbye to your BFF in winter? Certainly not! Try warm smoothies instead! This hot chocolate warm smoothie isn’t too far off from a typical chocolate smoothie that’s loaded with protein and superfoods, but it’s made to be enjoyed warm. Now you can stay true to your best friend no matter how frightful the weather may be.

Hot Chocolate Warm Smoothie on Wood Background |


1 scoop vanilla protein powder
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 tsp. Pascha Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Chips
1 tsp. extra virgin unrefined coconut oil
Whipped Coconut Cream, to top


  1. In small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat. Stir in remaining ingredients (except for coconut cream).
  2. Use an immersion blender to process until smooth and frothy. Or, transfer to stand blender and process.
  3. Remove from heat and serve once liquid starts to bubble. Add a dollop of freshly whipped coconut cream.