Kelly's Healthier Hot Chocolate

Sometimes you need an energy boost…and sometimes you just need chocolate.

Healthier Hot Chocolate:  A rich and creamy chocolate treat, free of dairy and refined cane sugar.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons organic, unsweetened cocoa powder
Generous dash of cinnamon
2-3 teaspoons coconut sugar
pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan over high heat.  Keep stirring with a whisk until piping hot (avoid boiling).  Serve with a few marshmallows for a special treat.

Why I love this:

Studies have shown that cocoa powder is associated with decreased blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels.  These heart healthy benefits can be attributed to the flavonoids, powerful antioxidants, found in cocoa.  Cocoa powder also contains important minerals like copper, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and zinc.  Cinnamon contains essential oils with many health benefits and adds a delicious nutty flavor.

Recipe inspiration from this wonderful hostess and healthy mama!  My sweet friend and partner, Kelly Hollins.