This healthy hot chocolate recipe will put a smile on your face. We used organic cacao powder, organic coconut palm sugar, pure vanilla and cashew milk, and it's sublime!
There are many artificial and chemically produced hot chocolate products on the market. They contain more than 50% sugar, ghost additives, and contribute to diseases like diabetes and insulin resistance.
In order to offset this occurrence, we must wrestle control away from processed food suppliers and make natural hot chocolate ourselves.
The Healthy Diet Paradise is a no sugar website. We do not use white refined sugar because of its high glycemic index. Instead, we use organic coconut palm sugar which has a low GI of 35.
Coconut palm sugar has some similarities to brown sugar, and it gives this hot chocolate a rich, frothy texture.
Read Dr. Weil's article on coconut palm sugar here.
Click here for our page on the health benefits of dark chocolate.
A hint of vanilla and cinnamon gives this delicious hot chocolate drink a rich bold flavor. This delicious hot chocolate provides the same emotional comfort that you get from standard store brands, without the guilt or the worry.
Note: You can use regular chocolate or organic. Since most chocolate is imported from Africa,
you don't have to worry about organic chocolate. Certified organic chocolate is
triple the price of regular chocolate.
You can use flax milk, cow's milk, soy milk or cashew milk. When you're drinking this hot chocolate with cashew or soy milk, you cannot tell the difference at all. It tastes exactly the same as regular milk.
The chocolate that I use in this hot chocolate recipe is Navitas Naturals, which is superb. There's nothing in this world that can compare to it. The rich aroma, smooth texture and taste are unmatched. Click the link below to order Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder.
You Will Need:
First, heat 1-1/2 cups of milk in a shallow pan. You want the milk hot, but not burning hot. You don't have to skim the fat off if you're using cow's milk, because fat is a necessary nutrient that your body needs.
While the milk is heating, stir the chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla into your mug. Mix the ingredients together. Use a spoon to press any clumps of coconut sugar and/or chocolate against the side of the mug. It's much easier to break up the clumps of chocolate and sugar while it's dry.
Once the milk is heated, slowly add the milk into the chocolate mixture a little at a time. Briskly stir the hot chocolate to make sure the chocolate is well blended.
Note: We endorse the use of coconut palm sugar, but we do not believe it should be used constantly the way white sugar is. Use common sense and discretion when using coconut palm sugar.
Dark Chocolate: Chocolate is an amazing super food. Click here to learn the science and history of dark chocolate.
Tip: Melt five to eight organic 70% dark chocolate chips into your hot chocolate. This will give your healthy hot chocolate an edge, and incredible flavor!
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