FOOD

Superfood Hot Chocolate For A Cozy Evening

February 20th, 2015

One of the best parts about the cooler months is drinking a cup of hot chocolate under a warm blanket, watching movies with your loved ones.

Most packaged hot chocolates you find in stores are full of sugar and only leave you craving more sugar or with a horrible sugar-high hangover in a matter of hours. When I started making healthier food choices, I knew that I didn’t want to completely give up hot chocolate, so I spent some time experimenting in my kitchen and created this delicious, healthy and satisfying recipe.

Instead of using “chocolate,” my special ingredient is superfood raw cacao — the real chocolate. Raw cacao is the purest form of chocolate. What’s so amazing about this superfood is that there is no sugar in it and provides your body with amazing healthy benefits. It helps balance your hormones with iron and magnesium. Plus it has vitamin C to help ward off colds and is an antioxidant. I also added coconut oil and shredded coconut to this recipe to give your body an extra healthy dose of good fat that’s both filling and so, so satisfying.

Hope you enjoy my healthy twist on one of the most popular favorite cold weather treats!

Ingredients:

Serves 1

1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
1 spoonful of coconut oil
A dash of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of honey
1 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk
A sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions:

Place a medium sauce pan on the stove on medium heat. Add raw cacao, coconut oil, almond or coconut milk, cinnamon and honey. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

Pour into your favorite mug, add a sprinkle of the shredded coconut and enjoy while watching your favorite movie or TV marathon!

Photo credit: Christian Millan

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Katie BressackA lover of all things health and wellness, Katie Bressack is a women’s health expert living in Los Angeles. She works to help implement simple, healthy choices that make a major impact on women’s health, specializing in healthy weight loss, hormone balancing and body love. With her support, the women she coaches lose weight, eat healthier, maintain a balanced mood, increase energy levels, and live a healthier and more vibrant life. Connect with Katie on social media and be sure to sign up for her weekly healthy newsletters.

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