Put a spin on your typical hot chocolate drink with this Hot Chocolate Cherry Shake! Filled with nutritious whole foods, this recipe will satisfy your holiday cravings and fuel your body at the same time!
Hot Shake: Hot Chocolate Cherry Recipe
I’m putting another spin on the classic hot chocolate with this Hot Chocolate Cherry Shake! The combination of cherries and chocolate has been used in so many desserts including ice cream, cake, and truffles, so why not incorporate it in a healthy hot chocolate? This is the perfect drink to enjoy as a nourishing snack, breakfast, or dessert to fuel your body while keeping you warm in these winter months.
Don’t worry if you can’t find fresh cherries at your grocery store... I just simply defrost frozen cherries for this recipe! I like keeping a bag of frozen cherries in my freezer to add into my shakes because they contain powerful plant compounds and anti-inflammatory properties while being rich in vitamin C. They also help naturally sweeten any smoothie for a delicious fruity flavor that complements a wide range of ingredients. Without further ado, keep reading to learn how you can make this hot shake at home!
What You Need to Make this Shake
First, let’s review the ingredients that are in this recipe. I use 310 Organic Chocolate, defrosted frozen cherries, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, and hemp seeds.
310 Organic Chocolate
I’m, once again, using the tried-and-true 310 Organic Chocolate in this recipe to achieve an indulgent cocoa flavor! This is my favorite 310 Shake to use in hot shakes because it tastes just like a hot chocolate with none of the sugar and artificial flavors. Instead, it’s sweetened solely with Stevia and monk fruit and offers an abundance of nutrition including plant-based proteins and dietary fiber to help promote satiety. I definitely consider 310 Organic Chocolate a pantry essential because it’s a versatile flavor that you can use year-round! For even more exceptional qualities of this impressive shake, see below...
- Crafted with top-quality vegan and organic ingredients
- 15g of plant-based proteins from pumpkin, brown rice, and pea
- Free from sugar, soy, gluten, dairy, and GMOs
- Can be used in oatmeal, shakes, healthy baked goods, chia seed puddings, and more
Ways to “Shake Up” this Recipe
It’s always a good idea to check your fridge and pantry for alternative ingredients before heading out to the store! Here are some variations of this recipe that you can try for an equally tasty hot chocolate…
- 310 Organic Vanilla instead of Chocolate for “white hot chocolate” flavor
- Add cacao powder or cacao nibs for extra cocoa flavor
- 310 Collagen for a boost of protein
- Flax or chia seeds instead of hemp
Check out our Chocolate Cherry Shake for a refreshing cold version of this hot chocolate!
How to Make this Shake
We can finally put this shake all together! First, allow the frozen cherries to defrost in the fridge overnight.
Once you have your defrosted cherries, warm your almond milk on the stovetop or in the microwave. For an extra-hot shake, you can heat up the almond milk with the cherries. Next, combine all your ingredients into a blender and blend until you reach a smooth and creamy consistency, which takes around 30 seconds. Pour your shake into a glass or mug and indulge in your healthy sweet treat!
- 1 scoop 310 Organic Chocolate
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries, defrosted
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, warmed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- Let frozen cherries defrost in the fridge overnight. Alternatively, you can also use fresh cherries, if available.
- Warm almond milk.
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 260 calories
- 23g carbs
- 14g net carbs
- 8g fiber
- 9g fat
- 20g protein
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