Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? I know I do, but whether it’s my sensitivity to dairy or desire to consume better for me ingredients, powdered mixes at the store don’t work for me. So this one uses coconut milk (get my favorite one here), dates, raw cacao, and cinnamon. Sweetening with dates gives it a caramel touch plus it puts fiber in your drink which helps your body metabolize the sugars slower. There are no refined sugars here! The Raw Cacao provides lots of antioxidants including flavanols and polyphenols, fiber and magnesium. Cinnamon is great for lowering and regulating blood sugar, so you don’t get the spike, then crash. Cinnamon is great for diabetics to have in their diet. All-in-all, this drink is a superfood powerhouse!
Our family sips (well, my kids chug) on this all winter. And in the summer, we skip the heating step and have healthy chocolate milk. It’s free of dairy and refined sugars and it’s vegan!
Heathy Hot Chocolate – DF, Vegan
1 cup diluted coconut milk
1 medjool date
1 tbl raw cacao*
½ tsp vanilla
1 drop doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil* (optional)
Place all the ingredients except the peppermint oil in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a sauce pot and heat on the stove till desired temperature. Add your essential oil if you like minty chocolate. Enjoy!
*I love using therapeutic grade essential oils daily in my life. If you want to learn more about them, email me.