I’m having a bit of an identity crisis. My savory life is changing before my eyes. With my recent diet changes and a lack of tortilla chips and salsa, I’ve turned to a new found love: chocolate. Now, I’m not talking about the packed with sugar and tons of ingredients kind. Give me all the paleo chocolate please! But this new love has sparked a desire to create a new recipe that I just had to share. Behold my new obsession: healthy hot chocolate.
Occasionally, I find that I really just need the comfort of a hot chocolate with or without some dairy-free whipped cream. Maybe even some peppermint added. Depends on how extra I’m feeling or how many Hallmark movies mom has been playing. It is because of that desire my healthy hot chocolate recipe was formed. It’s not cheating on my savory life if you add a pinch of salt to it is it?
Nut milk. Raw cacao powder*. Vanilla extract. Maple syrup. Cacao butter*. Five ingredients that equal the creamiest, healthy hot chocolate. Your taste buds will think it’s extravagant and your body will get the added health benefits.
If you’re looking to make this recipe without the cocoa butter, I’d suggest you don’t. It’s honestly what gives this recipe its creaminess. Plus, it has the added benefit of helping with hormonal balance and brain health. See? I told you it’s healthy!
Healthy Hot Chocolate
A healthy hot chocolate recipe with antioxidants, healthy fats and brain boosting foods.
- 1 cup nut milk
- 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2-1 tbsp maple syrup to taste
- 1 teaspoon cacao butter
Whisk all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat on medium.
Let mixture come to a simmer and and lower heat.
Cook for 5 minutes or until everything is blended well together. Make sure to stir occasionally.
Add to your favorite mug and enjoy!
Feel free to top with coconut whip, cinnamon, nutmeg or your favorite topping.
I hope you enjoy making this hot chocolate at home next time you get a craving. And be sure to tag me if you post photos with #saveeandsavory!
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