Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot Chocolate Recipe

hot chocolate recipe, kandee johnsonHere is a great Paleo hot chocolate recipe that will delight your senses and help you watch your waistline! What? Decadent, creamy, rich hot chocolate, full of fabulous nutritious goodness that won’t stick your middle? It turns out you can have your hot cocoa and drink it too!

How is this possible, you might ask. Isn’t all hot chocolate full of sugary deliciousness? Well, no to the sugar and yes to the deliciousness! We will now tell you how to make Paleo hot chocolate that is 100% satisfying and comforting, and 100 % guilt free. If you are watching your carbs, this homemade hot chocolate recipe is for you. It is gluten free, dairy free, and grain free. This is how to make hot chocolate healthful and still delicious!

The raw cacao packs a huge antioxidant punch and a host of vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy body. It’s also great for your heart, your mood, your energy, and helps with PMS. Not only that, it is a great for anti-aging! That’s a win!

Drink up to your great health!

Paleo Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • I can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 TBSP Raw Cacao
  • 2 TBSP coconut sugar
  • Warm liquids over a low heat
  • Stir in cacao and coconut sugar
  • Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy.
  •    Makes 2 servings

Add ins -Variations on this Hot Chocolate recipe

Here are some variations that we enjoy from time to time.

Peppermint

  • We love the holiday feeling we get when we add a drop of peppermint essential oil to our cup. It really lifts our mood and helps clear away any stuffy noses!

Cinnamon

  • Nothing says comfort to me more than the smell of cinnamon wafting up from my cup of hot cocoa. Plus, cinnamon is a health boosting powerhouse on it’s own, so combined with the cacao, your going to feel so great you can’t stand it!

Substitutions

*There are always substitutions to any recipe and this one is no exception.

  • Almond milk hot chocolate is a great option if you don’t have or don’t really like coconut milk.
  • Some people haven’t yet developed a taste for the Raw Cacao. In that case, you may substitute 4 TBPS100% Natural Cacao Powder. It will taste a bit more like the hot chocolate you grew up on.
  • Honey to taste is a good replacement for the coconut sugar. It has a wonderful host of nutrients that will do your body good.

The Paleo diet is controversial, and many who choose to limit themselves to this way of eating swear by its health advantages. Many health advocates find the diet too restrictive, and feel nutrient balance is hard to achieve because of the absence of all grains and very limited carb sourced energy available. I can understand both viewpoints.

For those of us who have to be gluten and dairy free because of allergies or sensitivities, and for those who are watching carbs because of blood sugar issues, parts of the diet can be good. It is easy to find low carb, healthy versions of foods otherwise considered off limits because of allergens or blood sugar spikes.

For me, it is helpful eat lots of fresh, whole foods, combined with lean proteins, and the occasional Paleo treat, such as this delicious Paleo Hot Chocolate recipe. I hope you enjoy it too!

Happy beautiful life!

Suzanne

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