Hot Beet Chocolate Probiotic Latte (GF/DF)

Guest recipe and blog by Ligia / @ligiasfreshbowls

Oh Baby, it’s COLD outside….

On a cold, winter’s day, there’s nothing that warms up the body and soul like a comforting cup of hot cocoa. There’s just one problem:

Almost all store-bought hot cocoas have preservatives to ensure they last longer, or artificial additives to enhance the flavor. Think you can just transition to hot chocolate? Think again: Hot chocolate tends to be super high in sugar and fat, making it more of a “tread-lightly” treat than something you want to drink everyday. 

However, there is good news: The essential ingredient in hot chocolate – the cocoa powder – can actually be good for you. Cocoa solids are the form cocoa powder takes before it’s powdered, and they are packed with nutrients. 

In fact, the solids contain significant amounts of plant chemicals called flavanols and, according to some studies, could have positive effects on your heart health and blood pressure.

That’s why I made cocoa powder the basis for my new and healthy hot chocolate that you drink everyday!  

You can feel great drinking it because there’s zero added sugar (though you can add maple syrup if you like )... And I even cranked things up a notch with the inclusion of the fiber and folate-boosting power of beet powder. (Beetroots have long been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance.) 

To top it all off, I rounded out the recipe with my favorite gut-friendly kitchen-helper, Just Thrive Probiotic… Because a healthy gut is truly the gateway to feeling your best in any season.

Hope you enjoy!

Hot Beet Chocolate Latte Recipe


  • 2 tsp cocoa powder (or cacao powder for even MORE nutrients)
  • 1 tsp beet powder
  • 1 Just Thrive Probiotic (open capsule and mix in contents)
  • 1 cup hot hazelnut milk or oat milk
  • Frothed barista oat milk (optional)
  • Vegan marshmallow (optional)


  1. Add cocoa/cacao powder, beet powder, Just Thrive Probiotic, and hot hazelnut milk to a medium sized glass
  2. Mix contents together
  3. Pour into a drinking glass or tea cup
  4. Add frothed barista plant milk if you’re feeling fancy (and some vegan marshmallows if you’re feeling saucy)
  5. Drink, swoon, repeat

With warmth and love, 

Ligia @ligiasfreshbowls

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