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Pumpkin Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Pumpkin Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe

It’s about that season! Pumpkins, falling leaves and brisk air. What a relief from the summer heat. I love when brands get in the spirit of the fall season offering pumpkin spice…anything! My son loves when coffee stands offer a fall flavors for cocoa but buying a 9 year old a $3 cocoa adds up so I started looking for recipes to make our own and finally have one we both love. In his cocoa I add his lactose-free or almond milk and in mine I substitute milk for one of my Premier Protein shakes.


The recipe is so delicious and rich. The recipe I have below is made with Vanilla Premier Protein shake and is thick and rich. But, if you really love an even richer treat then you can use the chocolate flavored Premier Protein shake instead.


I am not a whip cream fan at all but if you like added sugars or spices you are free to dress your cocoa up however you like. It is so easy and this recipe is a one-cup recipe so you just make it as you want a cup and go.

Pumpkin Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe
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Pumpkin Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe


  • ¼ c pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1tsp Sweetener (I use Truvia)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt (don't omit)
  • 1C Vanilla Premier Protein Shake (about 3/4 of a carton)
  • *for kids version replace protein shake with dairy of choice (we use lactose free milk for my son, but almond milk may taste great too)


  1. Mix the first 5 ingredients plus 1 Tbsp of the vanilla shake (or milk/almond milk) in your mug
  2. Add the rest of the shake (milk), stir until smooth, and microwave for 1½ minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Why do I recommend Premier Protein Powder? You get 30 grams of protein per scoop and only 3 grams of sugar. There are no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners and it is gluten free. Make sure the protein products you consume offer the best ingredients like Premier Protein. Other brands out there may contain artificial ingredients and synthetic nutrients so you really want to do your homework and choose wisely.

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