My routine lately has included a protein shake like this coconut almond one I shared earlier in the month, but a snap of cold weather last week called for something a bit more. You see, while I don't actually have to go outside, I've found that the temperature in my apartment can be completely unpredictable. Since most people are out during the day, my building occasionally does this thing where it keeps the heat on low.
And for breakfast, I started sipping this steamy concoction--my hot chocolate protein shake.
what Marilyn Monroe supposedly ate for breakfast in the morning.
Lovely though she was, I can assure you that my version is much, much tastier.
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Hot Chocolate Protein Shake
12oz (1 1/2 cup) whole milk (substitute almond or coconut milk)
1 large pastured egg
1 rounded scoop unsweetened vanilla or plain whey protein powder (optional)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoon raw honey or other sweetener of your choice
Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat just until bubbles start to form. While the milk heats, combine the egg, protein powder, cocoa, vanilla, and honey in a blender and blitz a few times to mix. Gently pour in the hot milk and puree again until very smooth and thick. Taste and adjust sweetener, if desired and serve immediately.
A banana or a scoop of peanut butter would make wonderful additions!