Bariatric Friendly Creamy Hot Cocoa

Steph Wagner

October 24, 2017

Bariatric Friendly Creamy Hot Cocoa

Bariatric Friendly Creamy Hot Cocoa | Weight Loss Surgery Recipes | FoodCoachMe

At the time I write this post, we have hit our first truly chilly day of the season. The high will be 56 today and it is WINDY! Already the desire for a warm and cozy drink is dancing in our heads!

Bariatric surgery patients – this is a great recipe for an easy, low calorie hot cocoa that isn’t packed with sugar. I love that I can keep the ingredients on hand (there are only 3 after all) and make a warm mug when it’s cold and dark far too early in the evenings. I usually sip on it while I’m folding laundry or making my to do list for the next day.

You could put a dollop of light whipped topping on it, but I’ve found the almond milk allows it to be creamy without any extra help!

ANOTHER Note: This recipe is specifically for protein hot chocolate if you need to meet protein goals or need this to be a more filling beverage. IF you are looking more to meet a sweet treat with less caloric intake and don’t have need for additional protein, you will want this recipe for Creamy Hot Cocoa.

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Bariatric Friendly Cream Hot Cocoa

Cuisine: American, No Cook
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 37kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Add protein as desired but keep temperature below 140 to prevent the protein powder from clumping.
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  • 1 tbsp Dutch processed cocoa cocoa only - no sugar added
  • 2 tbsp natural no calorie sweetener ex: Truvia or Swerve®
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk


  • Combine cocoa and sweetener in a mug. Add almond milk and whisk.
  • Microwave for 60 seconds. Whisk again. Return to microwave for 30 more seconds.
  • For variety try adding mint, almond or vanilla extract!


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1mg

One thought on “Bariatric Friendly Creamy Hot Cocoa”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve also made this recipe with just water, or with FairLife low fat milk for extra protein. It’s very good!

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