Sure to quench your cravings for something sweet, rich and steamy, especially now with the arrival of the cold weather, this hot cocoa recipe has iron and fibre and keeps health-sabotaging sugars super low. Perfect for little ones, but even better for all us chocolate-cravers! Depending on the preferred milk used, this can be made dairy and nut-free.
Healthy Hot Cocoa
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any vanilla or plain non-dairy unsweetened milk of choice or dairy organic milk)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder, unsweetened
1 teaspoon raw honey, or any other sweetener of choice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract, or can be omitted if using vanilla-flavoured milk
Cinnamon stick, or sprinkling of ground cinnamon
Gently heat the milk over medium heat. Add all the ingredients and whisk until well incorporated. Remove from heat and enjoy!
Makes one cup.
Add a shot of espresso for a skinnified yet divine mocha latte, without the guilt!