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Sleeping Giant: Healthy Hot Chocolate

Ditch Your High Sugar Hot Chocolate for This Healthy, Pre-Bedtime Version.

It’s winter and for many of us, that means keeping warm with a steaming, sweet cup of hot cocoa. After a long day, who doesn’t want to unwind after dinner with a cup of cocoa?

It’s comforting. It tastes good. We get it But unfortunately, this simple pleasure can be the equivalent of mainlining sugar with little-to-no nutritional value!

Take Starbucks Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix. It’s just hot cocoa, right? How bad can it be?

Um, very bad. One serving of this mix contains 22 carbohydrates and 17 grams of sugar. It’s basically the exact opposite kind of drink you want to consume before bedtime. But what if we told you that with a simple switch, you could satisfy your sweet tooth, load up on protein, AND set yourself up for a restful night’s sleep?

Well, you can, with PUR-FORM’s Simple, Sweet Dreams Healthy Hot Cocoa Recipe


12 ounces unsweetened almond milk (or water)

1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder

1 teaspoon raw cocoa powder


Mix your favorite protein powder with milk or water in a shaker with 1 teaspoon of raw cocoa powder

Pour 12 ounces into a hot cocoa mug

Microwave for 30 seconds to 15-second increments until you reach your desired temperature.

Depending on your protein powder of choice, you’ve now swapped out all that sugar for 10g to 25g of protein and naturally occurring tryptophan, the perfect cocktail to treat your tastebuds and send you off to Dreamland.


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