We’ve seen some bitter-cold temperatures this winter, and could all use a little bit of soul-warming happiness. That’s the bad news. The good news? There’s something out there called hot chocolate to help us out on that front. The truly great news? Well, you might be surprised to hear it, but hot chocolate can be very nutritious and good for you.
This version is a fantastic way to stay warm, grounded, and nourished this winter. (Oh, and kids love it too….)
Before we jump into the recipe, here are a few key nutritional notes:
Cacao is rich in antioxidants (which lower free radicals, promote cardiovascular health, and are high in the beauty mineral sulfur). Meanwhile, it’s also high in a handful of essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, and manganese.
The coconut oil in the recipe is a healthy fat that controls weight by protecting the body from insulin resistance and eases digestion.
The almond milk we recommend (which we make at Nourish Your Soul and you can find right here is loaded with protein, antioxidants, plus vitamins such as E and B complex. And it’s also got plenty of minerals such as manganese, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and fiber.
Short of swallowing a bowl of vitamins, it’s tough to get that many nutrients, period. Let alone from something as delicious as this….
- Raw cacao powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Nourish Your Soul almond milk
Put the almond milk and raw cacao in a saucepan on low heat. Stir ingredients together and heat to desired temperature. Sprinkle with cinnamon, pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!