Spiced Hot Chocolate
In the season of overindulgence it can be hard to resist the temptation that is all around.
With this lightened up recipe, you can still enjoy a delicious and decadent-feeling cup of cocoa without guilt After all, winter without a cup of hot chocolate is like Santa without a sleigh!
This Spiced Hot Chocolate calls for cacao, rather than cocoa. Sticking to cacao makes a more nutritious hot chocolate. Traditional cocoa powder is processed in a way that removes most of the nutrients present in the raw cacao bean.
Cacao, (the raw form of the bean that makes chocolate) is packed with phytonutrients, particularly cocoa flavanols which support healthy circulation. This means that aside from promoting cardiovascular health, they improve the flow of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, helping you to perform and feel your best while nourishing your skin, eyes, muscles and all parts of your body—and who doesn’t want that?! Hello gorgeous complexions, energized muscles and strong hearts!
An added bonus? The cacao contains minerals like magnesium (important for your bones)copper (to help your body use iron and synthesize collagen) and manganese (also important for collagen and bone growth). That’s why we have it in our Cocoa Banana Burst Breakfast Smoothie , our Choc Peppermint Smoothie and our Cacao Covered Dates 😉
This cocoa will have you feeling your best inside and out! Adding warming spices like cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon makes for the coziest, most flavorful cup of cocoa while also adding a dose of powerful phytonutrients.
4 cups almond milk (or other milk of choice)
3 Tbs cacao powder (Not cocoa powder)
1 Tbs honey
½ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
In a saucepan, heat almond milk until warm. Stir in cacao powder, spices, and honey until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately.
74 Calories 9g carbs 3g fat 1 g protein 4 g sugar
- 4 cups almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- 3 Tbs cacao powder (Not cocoa powder)
- 1 Tbs honey
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp cloves
- In a saucepan, heat almond milk until warm. Stir in cacao powder, spices, and honey until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately.