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RICH & CREAMY VEGAN HOT CHOCOLATE

December 19, 2018

Rich & Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate

Everyone loves a warm mug of Hot Chocolate on a cold Winter’s day and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy either!  Our recipe is made with raw organic cacao powder, which  is much better for you than over-processed cocoa powder. It is a rich source of magnesium and iron as well as antioxidant flavanols and polyphenols. The phytochemicals theobromine, phenylethylamine and anandamine act as a mood booster and help support mental well-being.  Plus the almond milk and nut butters give you heart healthy fats, and a good  dose of vitamin E, which is wonderful  for glowing skin and healthy hair.

Hot Chocolate

INGREDIENTS:

250ml Almond Milk (store-bought or homemade)
3 teaspoons raw organic cacao powder
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or ¼ teaspoon green leaf stevia powder to sweeten
1 teaspoon almond butter

You can enjoy your hot chocolate as it is, or customise it with the following
ingredients:

  • Coconut whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond or Hazelnut Butter and chopped hazelnuts or almonds to garnish.
  • Grated orange zest, half teaspoon of ground cinnamon and shavings of plain chocolate and cinnamon stick to garnish.
  • Half teaspoon of good quality peppermint extract(preferably organic) and shavings of plain chocolate to garnish. 
  • Organic vanilla extract with vegan marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger, organic stem ginger to garnish
  • Pinch of sea salt delicious on plain hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate with Coconut Cream and Cinnamon stick
If you fancy adding a little tipple to your hot chocolate(why not it’s Christmas). Try the following:

Hazelnut Liqueur
Orange Liqueur
Raspberry Liqueur
Peppermint Schnapps
Coffee Liqueur
Red Wine
Whiskey
Brandy
Rum
Amaretto

METHOD:

Gently heat all the ingredients in a saucepan, using a whisk to break up any clumps. Keep stirring until smooth, then pour into a mug and serve warm. Top with your choice of garnish. Then go and sit on your comfiest chair by the fire and enjoy your delicious, creamy and healthy hug in a mug!




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