The holidays are here, which means it's time to cozy up with some hot cocoa.
This recipe comes in at less than 6g of sugar per serving, which is 1/3 of the sugar in a standard package of hot chocolate mix. Plus, the added cinnamon may help to balance blood glucose levels while the turmeric and black pepper aim to boost liver detoxification.(1, 2)
It's important to note, although this hot chocolate is a much better alternative to the typical, sugar-dense hot chocolate, this should still be considered a treat to be enjoyed a few times a week (especially if you're working toward a weight loss goal).
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In the meantime, enjoy your Superfood Hot Chocolate recipe as a sweet alternative that you can also share with your friends and family during the holiday season! Scroll down for the recipe!
Superfood Hot Chocolate
2 cups unsweetened coconut, hemp, cashew or almond milk (you may also use a grass-fed whole milk if you aren't lactose sensitive)
2 Tbsp. cacao powder or cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
2 tsp. raw honey or pure maple syrup
pinch of black pepper
optional 2 Tbsp. homemade whipped cream
In a pan over medium heat, combine all ingredients (except for the whipped cream). Whisk until well combined and hot cocoa has reached desired temperature.
Optional whipped cream: Pour grass-fed heavy whipping cream (1/4-2 cups, depending on how many servings you are making) into a blender. Blend on high until stiff peaks form. Top your hot cocoa with 2 Tbsp. whipped cream per serving.
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