Healthy, Healing Hot Chocolate•
Posted on June 29 2021
Do these chilly winter days have you looking for a mid-afternoon pick me up or post-dinner tasty treat? Me too.
Winter means we often turn to comfort-eating and sugary snacks for a quick burst of energy. But, once that craving has been satisfied, we then experience a sugar-crash and are left feeling even more drained. And so the cycle continues!
Luckily, we’ve discovered the BEST, most DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS alternative: cacao.
Rather than reaching for snacks that are destined to do more damage than good, swap out those refined sugars for a comforting, healing and healthy hot chocolate using ceremonial cacao powder!
Get your energy kick without the comedown – or putting any stress on your (already overworked!) adrenal system. What’s more, ceremonial grade cacao is absolutely packed with nutrients:
x13 more antioxidants than blueberries
x10 more magnesium than bananas
x3 more iron than spinach
x2.5 more fibre than oats
Still unconvinced? Watch as our girl Sinead whips up a wonderful warming, nutrient-filled, healing hot chocolate.
Healing Salted Chili Hot Chocolate Recipe: (Gluten free, Vegan)
- 1-2TBPS heaped cacao
- 1tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 dash of vanilla essence
- A pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp chili flakes
- 1 cup of coconut milk or plant-based milk of choice
Heat coconut milk first on a stove stop before adding in remaining ingredients. Adjust to taste and enjoy!
Tip: If you have a steaming wand and are able to froth milk, use almond milk instead as it froths better than coconut. Mix your chilli hot chocolate with 1/4 cup of boiling water and then pour hot almond milk on top.
For a high protein version, add in a TBSP of chocolate protein powder to your hot chocolate! Macro Mikes Premium Almond Choc Hazelnut Fondant Protein is a great option for this!
Love, Carra xx
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