Healthy Hot Chocolate

Oh baby it is cold outside!

I don’t know about you all but it is freezing cold where I live! I’ve been suffering through some single digits for the past month and was in desperate need of something chocolaty, homemade, and piping hot!

Well let me introduce a staple to any cold winter night… HOT CHOCOLATE!

Who doesn’t want to curl up under a warm blanket with a good book and some hot coco! The only problem is hot chocolate can be loaded with sugar sugar and more sugar. After a few glasses you are feeling the gut rot.

So to fight the cold and warm the soul I have come up with a healthy hot chocolate that hits the spot.

Here is the best part you can drink this until your hearts content and toes are warm with no guilt!

This recipe is so simple and uses just a few wholesome ingredients! All you need is some low fat milk and unsweetened coco powder and you’re on your way to some delicious coco! But don’t worry I wanted to make this the BEST coco possible so I spiced it up ( haha literally) with some cinnamon and vanilla for a classic hot chocolate recipe!

As if that isn’t delicious enough I created few fun variations to make some creative cocos!

Feeling spicy? Add some cinnamon and cayenne pepper and be transported to Mexico!

Feeling indulgent? Add some orange zest to perfect pair with the chocolate! YUM!

Oh man. So on these cold winter days invite over a couple of friends and impress them with your delicious hot chocolate variations with zero guilt!

Baby it is cold outside but I got you covered girlfriends!


Healthy Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

1 Cup Skim Milk or Almond Milk

1 tsp Vanilla extract

2 TBSP unsweetended Coco Powder

1 Tsp Stevia or Sugar in the Raw

Dollop of Homemade Light Whipped Cream

Directions:

In a pot bring milk to a low simmer. Add in coco Powder and sugar and whisk together. Allow to simmer for 2- 3 minutes on low heat and add in vanilla.

3 Hot Chocolate Variations

Want a warm classic cup of coco?

Serve warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon and whipped cream!

Want to spice up the hot chocolate?

Add some cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne for a spicy Mexican hot chocolate!

Want a modern twist?

Skip the cinnamon and add some fresh orange zest to top the whipped cream! The orange perfectly complements the rich chocolate.

 

Healthier Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

1 Cup Organic Heavy Whipping Cream

1 TBSP of liquid stevia or agave nectar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions:

In a bow or stand mixer lightly whip or whisk together the ingredients until a fluffy cream is formed. Don’t over beat the mixture. Enjoy for under 40 calories!

 

 

 

 

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