Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot chocolate has always been one of my weaknesses however after a horrid story someone told me about, let’s just say a “critter”, they found in their boxed hot chocolate, I’ve stayed away from it all together. This year though I was determined to create the most delicious hot chocolate recipe that not only tasted perfect but was filled with healthy ingredients. I swapped out regular cocoa powder for cacao powder, which as Alyssa Lynch taught me in our most recent interview, is a much better option. I also used almond milk instead of regular milk which keeps the recipe dairy-free & also used maple syrup (honey works great too!) instead of granulated sugar to keep blood sugar levels from spiking. The recipe is SO easy to make & I’ve been enjoying it nightly since creating it. I have a feeling you will too!

Healthy Hot Cocoa Recipe


Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 3 cups
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • pinch of pink sea salt
  • optional toppings:
  • whipped coconut cream (simply whip a can of coconut cream with an electric mixer until fluffy)
  • chopped dark chocolate bar
  1. In a small pot over medium heat, whisk all ingredients together and bring to a simmer. Pour into a mug and enjoy.
small pot


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