The healthy cacao hot chocolate is a delicious, naturally-sweetened beverage that is a healthy alternative to powdered hot chocolate. All you need is 5 simple ingredients to make it!
INGREDIENTS (Serves 1)
- 1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)
- 1 tablespoon Organic Cacao powder
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- Add the ingredients to a small saucepan.
- Whisk well over medium high heat, until the mixture is piping hot.
- Pour it into a mug, and enjoy it with any toppings you love.
COCOA VS. CACAO POWDER
Raw organic cacao powder is the least-processed version of cacao beans, which are a rich source of flavonols. Raw cacao that is rich in falvonols has been linked to lowering risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Processed cocoa powder, on the other hand, is usually heated and alkalized, to help reduce bitterness. As a result is has a lower flavonol content and a slightly different flavor.
Organic Cacao Powder is the healthier way to enjoy the sweet flavour of chocolate.
- Calories: 103kcal
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Protein: 2g
- Fat: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 328mg
- Potassium: 123mg
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 12g
- Calcium: 328mg
- Iron: 1mg
To sweeten things up a little more, You can use organic honey or coconut sugar, or any other sweetener you love. Zero calorie sweeteners will need a different amount, so be sure to start with less, and add more to taste as you go.
Alternatively, you can use fruits like dates to sweeten it. You will need a blender for the dates to make it into a paste to add to the Cacao hot drink.