You won't believe that this creamy, rich hot chocolate doesn't contain any milk or sugar. Instead, this healthy drink is made with cashews, peanut butter, dates and cocoa powder, blended with hot water. The result? A frothy, perfectly sweetened cup of hot cocoa that won't break your health goals. Plus, it takes only 5 minutes, 5 ingredients and one blender!

Healthy Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate [Vegan]





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  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 rounded tablespoon peanut butter, salted


  1. Boil your water using a kettle or a saucepan on the stove.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, including the hot water. Blend for 30 seconds until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately.


If using unsalted peanut butter, add a small pinch of salt before blending. For a lighter peanut butter taste, start with one level tablespoon, taste and add more as needed. I like to use one rounded tablespoon. If you use a strong blender, you shouldn't have any pieces of dates or cashews in your drink. If your blender is on the weaker side, try straining your drink with a nut-milk bag or a fine mesh sieve. If you're used to a sweeter drink, add more dates or substitute for a desired amount of maple syrup or honey.


Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 248 | Carbs: 34g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 7g | Sodium: 155mg | Sugar: 25g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.