Hot Chocolate Made Healthier!

Here is a lovely recipe for making an indulgent but healthy hot chocolate drink I picked up from Nutri today. I like the addition of the blood-sugar balancing cinnamon and the immuno-supportive manuka, quite apart from the antioxidant benefit of the raw cocoa. What’s not to like?

Serves 2

You will need:

•    250ml milk (choose from organic almond, soya, or any nut or seed milk)
•    250 ml water
•    1 heaped teaspoon organic raw cocoa powder
•    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
•    ½ teaspoon pure organic vanilla bean paste
•    1 teaspoon manuka honey (optional / to taste)

Method:

•    Gently heat the water and milk together in a pan
•    Put the cocoa powder, cinnamon and vanilla bean paste into the base of a jug
•    Add a dash of the milk and water into the jug and mix thoroughly till combined
•    Add the rest of the milk & water, the honey if using, pour into two mugs.

•    Enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate Made Healthier!

  1. Excellent idea. Might have to go and make myself one now you’ve seeded the thought. I might try it with mesquite flour. Have you used that before? and maybe jaggary instead of manuka honey. Trying to buy some of that at the moment.

    • Do you mean mesquite flour instead of the cocoa there, Ruth? Jaggery is just unrefined sugar isn’t it so none of the immune benefits of the manuka?

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