A healthy treat is always welcome, especially some warm delicious hot chocolate on a rainy or chilly day. Making your own is so easy, there’s no need to ever purchase store-bought hot cocoa packets again. Follow the recipe below using more nutritious ingredients for a healthier hot chocolate.
Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it is much less processed than cocoa powder or chocolate bars. Raw cacao is extremely rich in antioxidants and magnesium. It is an excellent source of nutrients including healthy fats, vitamins, fiber, minerals, natural carbohydrates, and protein. Use it in your hot chocolate, baked goods, and smoothies.
- 1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Teaspoons cacao powder
- 1 Tablespoon Grade B maple syrup or liquid stevia
- ¼ Teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine ingredients into saucepan over high heat. Keep stirring until smooth not boiling. Pour into mugs and enjoy!
This dairy-free version of hot chocolate avoids refined sugars and other additives while still tasting sweet and creamy. A chocolate indulgence you can feel good about!