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Hot Chocolate Goodness


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Hot Chocolate Goodness

I like to think there are always alternatives. Food that nourishes the body, mind and soul is so important for good health. With so many options lining our grocery store shelves, it can be tough to recognize the healthy products from the not so healthy products. If you make a snack or prepare a meal yourself from natural ingredients, then in a way you avoid this problem.

If the lower temperatures start to make you think about preparing a nice cup of hot chocolate, then this recipe is for you. Nutritious and delicious, this hot chocolate or "milk" shake is packed with goodness and doesn’t contain the added sugars, fillers, hormones, and inflammatory properties we usually get from dairy and additives that are added during preparation or packaging.

High in copper, manganese, iron, and magnesium, cacao is your power drink for any occasion, including before or after a workout. Make sure you buy only raw cacao, as the processed types are stripped of their properties and nutrients.

Cacao is a great antioxidant, known to improve mood by raising serotonin levels. It can also satisfy cravings and it is kid approved.

You can make it hot or cold, it’s up to you (and the temperature)!

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup warm almond, coconut or cashew milk

• 1 tsp organic cacao (sugar and filler free)

• 1 tbsp raw honey, depending on sweetness level you may add less or more

• a dash of Himalayan pink salt

• a few drops of real vanilla essence

Optional

• 1 tsp coconut oil or coconut butter

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place all ingredients in a blender.

2. Blend, pour into a cup and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this healthy hot chocolate as much as I do and it becomes your new fire side favourite!


Nutrition Information

Hot Cacao with Coconut Oil

Serves 1

Calories: 144

Fat: 7.3 g

Carbs: 19 g

Protein: 1.4 g

Hot Cacao without Coconut Oil

Serves 1

Calories: 101

Fat: 2.7 g

Carbs: 19 g

Protein: 1.4 g


Bio

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Tatiana is a Toronto based Registered Holistic Nutritionist on a mission to help millions of people achieve wellness through the power of real food and lifestyle choices. She specializes in weight management, hormonal balance, mental wellness, and recipe design. Tatiana is also a life coach, yoga practitioner and fitness pro. She believes that a quality life comes from a holistic approach that encompasses smart nutrition and exercise, a strong support system, uplifting personal beliefs or mindset, and a daily dose of gratitude.

For more recipes and health tips visit her at thecorporatenutritionist.com


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