The weather is turning colder, all the leaves have started to fall off the trees, and it's time to pull out the sweaters. I am a little cold natured and especially those first few weeks of nippy temperatures, I feel like I can never get warm no matter how many layers I throw on. Coffee and herbal tea help and I carry a mug around wherever I am in the house. So when I stumbled upon this recipe for hot chocolate, I was super excited. Not only is it sugar free, it has about 10 calories! I can drink a couple of cups without eating up my calories for the day and I get my chocolate fix!
This came from the label on the Kroger brand cocoa powder.
1 cup hot water (I nuke a mug for 1 minute)
1 heaping tsp of cocoa powder (ingredient list should say "cocoa")
2 tsp milk
dash of salt
dash of vanilla
stevia to taste.
Mix together and enjoy.
***make it festive with a few drops of peppermint extract! OR add a dash of cinnamon, yum!
My kids love this too and it feels great to give them a treat that is healthy.
Some of the health benefits of cocoa powder:
--lowers blood pressure
Frugal Granola's Festive Beverages