Drinks Snacks

The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate

May 14, 2017

In need of a hot chocolate that doesn’t just taste good, but is also full of nutrients? Well look no further… The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate is filled with lots of goodness and an extra kick of ginger to warm you up.

Key Nutrients

Cacao Powder – One of my favourites cacao powder offers more nutrients than its counterpart cocoa powder. Cacao powder is less processed than cocoa powder and is made by cold pressing cacao beans meaning more nutritional enzymes are retained, which means more benefits for you.

Ginger – A powerful ingredient that has so many benefits, ginger is well worth creeping into your diet wherever possible. Some of these benefits are its ability to reduce inflammation in the body and its powerful work as an antioxidant to help remove toxins.

Almond milk – A perfect source of monounsaturated fats, almond milk is also high in Vitamin E, which is another really good source of antioxidants. It also tastes pretty nice too!

In need of a hot chocolate that doesn’t just taste good but is also full of nutrients? Well look no further… this healthy hot chocolate is filled with lots of goodness with the extra kick of ginger to warm you up.

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Recipe: The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate
The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe - Dairy free and rich with immune boosting ginger!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe - Dairy free and rich with immune boosting ginger!
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender starting with the almond milk.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer mixture to a saucepan and warm through on a medium heat until hot. This recipe doesn't need to boil and is best just warmed to desired temperature.
  4. Enjoy x
Recipe Notes

Essential Equipment

Blender

Tips

I use a standard cup measure. If you don’t have one you can use a mug and substitute the amount for ¾ of a standard size mug.

Find your Ingredients

Cacao powder – found in the health food aisle of most supermarkets.

Almond milk – I usually buy the Nutty Bruce brand found at Woolworths in the fridge but there are also lots of others to choose from in the long life milk aisle.

Dates – found in the fresh fruit and vegetable aisle.

Ginger – found in the fresh fruit and vegetable aisle.

 

References:
Bode, AM & Dong, Z 2011, ‘Herbal Medicine Biomolecular and Clinicl Aspects, 2nd Edn, CRC Press. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>.

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