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First posted 11/22/13
These last couple of weeks, I have been craving hot chocolate. Unfortunately, all the trim, healthy recipes I tried fell short of my expectations for a good cup of hot chocolate. I was excited to see the Hot Chocolate Trimmaccino posted on the official THM Facebook page; I tried it and loved the foam on top, but I thought the drink tasted a little watery. I’m used to making hot chocolate with milk, which gives an added creaminess. So I experimented a little. 🙂
I replaced half of the water with almond milk (I heated the water and almond milk together in the same cup in the microwave). I left out the teaspoon of butter to cut down on calories (because I wanted to add some real whipping cream to the top for a garnish). Since I wanted to use the hot chocolate as a light snack before bed, I used half a scoop of protein powder instead of just a teaspoon. The star “creamifier” in my version is a heaping tablespoon of cottage cheese. You could still keep the recipe basically Fuel Pull by using only the coconut oil or the butter and using 0% fat cottage cheese. Adding cream makes this an S.
Hot Chocolate Trimmaccino + unsweetened almond milk + cottage cheese = creamy, made-with-milk hot chocolate.
(This drink is gluten and peanut free if using non-contaminated ingredients.)
I suggest pairing this hot chocolate with these cream cheese brownies for a great snack.