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Frozen Hot Chocolate Protein Shake

Hey there, I hope you’re having a great week!

I don’t know about you, but in the summertime I’m not a fan of hot breakfasts. There’s something about a cold breakfast in the summer that seems much more appealing to me.

Typically, I drink my usual green monster shake for breakfast, but I wanted to change it up a bit. I came across a recipe (of course using Pinterest) from Dashing Dish for frozen hot chocolate.

I modified it a bit and came up with a protein packed (40.6 grams of protein!) delicious breakfast shake (it actually tastes more like a dessert than a good for you protein shake). In fact, I could honestly see myself enjoying this as an alternative to a milk shake..it’s THAT good.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 1 shake:


  • 1/2 cup of 2% cottage cheese (you CANNOT taste this…I promise)
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 packet of diet hot cocoa mix
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or skim milk)
  • a couple of ice cubes

Thoroughly blend all ingredients together and enjoy!


Nutrition information: Each shake has 299 calories, 7.9 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 3.8 grams of fiber, and 40.6 grams of protein!!! (7 WW points plus)

More nutrition info:

  • very high in calcium
  • high in phosphorus
  • high in vitamin E

What do you usually like to eat for breakfast in the summer?

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  1. WOW this looks amazing… and filling! I can’t wait to try this. I like how you included the weight watchers points on the blog. I bet this will motivate people that are on WW to experiment! Great job!

  2. This is so brilliant!! I need to go to the store and load up on these ingredients!

  3. Want to make this now but no cottage cheese. Could I use Greek yogurt instead?

    • Kristin

      December 4, 2015 at 8:29 am

      Hi Ashley! I’ve never tried it with Greek Yogurt, but I bet it would be delicious! Plus, the Greek yogurt will still give it extra protein. If you try it, let me know how it is. 🙂

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