Healthy Hot Chocolate [5 Ways]

Healthy Hot Chocolate [5 Ways]

Transform your hot chocolate into a healthy, comforting beverage with these five variations. Perfect for cozy nights or as a healthier alternative to the traditional sugary hot chocolate.

1. 🥥 Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Use coconut milk for a dairy-free, creamy base. Add cocoa powder and a sweetener like maple syrup for a tropical twist.

2. 🌶️ Spiced Hot Chocolate

Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and even a dash of cayenne for a warming, spiced version.

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3. 🍯 Honey-Sweetened Hot Chocolate

Opt for honey as a natural sweetener. It pairs beautifully with cocoa for a rich, smooth flavor.

4. 💪 Protein-Packed Hot Chocolate

Stir in a scoop of your favorite protein powder for a post-workout treat. It’s a delicious way to replenish your energy.

5. 🍃 Vegan Hot Chocolate

Use almond or oat milk and vegan chocolate. Sweeten with agave syrup for a fully vegan delight.

6. 🍫 Choosing Quality Cocoa

Opt for high-quality, unsweetened cocoa powder for the best flavor and health benefits.

7. 🌡️ Perfect Temperature

Heat your milk to just the right temperature – hot enough to melt the chocolate, but not boiling.

8. 🥄 Mixing Techniques

Whisk the cocoa and sweetener in a bit of milk first to create a paste, ensuring a smooth drink.

9. 🌟 Customizing Your Cup

Add toppings like a sprinkle of cocoa, a cinnamon stick, or marshmallows for extra fun.

10. 🍴 Savoring Each Sip

Wrap your hands around your warm mug and enjoy these healthy twists on the classic hot chocolate. Each sip is a guilt-free delight!

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Healthy Hot Chocolate [5 Ways]
December 01, 2023 at 04:17PM

Looking for a healthy hot chocolate recipe? Look no further than these 5 healthy versions including banana hot chocolate, peppermint hot chocolate, chai hot chocolate and more! All made with healthy, nutritious ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! I vividly remember coming in from playing outside in the snow to begging for a mug of hot chocolate afterwards. Those packets of powdered who-knows-what + extra marshmallows anyone?! That was living! I thought it would be a fun little tribute to my childhood to create five versions of healthy hot chocolate (I won’t be buying packets of swiss miss anytime soon!) to share with you. Have no fear, these will not skimp on flavor or sweetness and take you back to those rosy cheek, runny nose days of your childhood! Why Make These Recipes: These hot cocoa recipes are all packed with healthy ingredients. Here’s why you should try them! Ingredients in Healthy Hot Chocolate All of these healthy hot chocolate recipes use a similar blend of ingredients. 1 cup of dairy-free milk to 1 tablespoon of raw cacao (cocoa powder can also be substituted). Each version has it’s own twist. Here’s what you’ll need: Vanilla Bean Coconut […]

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