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.
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!
Recipe: The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate
Place all ingredients in a blender starting with the almond milk.
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.
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.
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