Who doesn’t love a mug of hot chocolate on a chilly night? And okay, anytime really. But healthy hot chocolate – is that even possible? (and is it any good?!) You betcha! I urge you to ditch that powdered stuff and give our simple recipe a try.
It’s incredibly easy to make this healthy hot chocolate in the blender. Plus did we mention that it’s super chocolatey? Well it is, and we give it a big thumbs up.
This recipe is from my best-selling recipe book, Simple Green Smoothies. I’ve made this recipe for my kid and their friends and they ask for it again and again! If you’re trying to find healthier ways to live your life, making simple tweaks like this will go a long way.
Healthy hot chocolate (for when it’s cold out!)
It can be hard to want to have a salad and smoothie when it’s butt-cold outside. I hear ya! Which is why when the temps drop, we switch over to hot cacao, soups and warm smoothies like these:Print
Take a spin on the classic hot chocolate recipe and not even miss a beat. This one is even better tasting AND twice as good for you. Let’s cheers to that!
- 2 cups hot plant-based milk (any variety: almond, coconut, etc.)
- 2 Tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- Place the hot “milk” and other ingredients in blender.
- Puree until combined.
- Serve this frothy chocolatey goodness immediately.
Use caution when blending hot liquids. Start on lowest speed and don’t use boiling hot liquid. If using a high speed blender, cold milk can be added along with the other ingredients and blended on high (or soup function) to heat the hot chocolate. I also like to put a towel on top of the blender container when blending hot liquids. This recipe can also be made in a pan on the stove. Heat the milk of choice in a small pan over medium heat, then whisk in the other ingredients.