Cooler temps and holidays have everyone bundling up, sitting by the fire and taking part in family traditions.
Hot cocoa is a favorite of mine this time of year and the combo of peppermint and chocolate is my absolute favorite! To make sure I can indulge in one of my favorite traditions without having to worry about excess fat and sugars I love to make my own hot chocolate using just a few simple, but good quality ingredients.
Rather than the traditional heavy milk I use almond milk. I replace cocoa for 100% cacao, which is high in antioxidants and magnesium. Since cacao can be a tad bitter I add some raw honey for sweetness and another antioxidant and anti-inflammtory boost. Lastly, I finish it off with 1 drop of peppermint essential oil for that awesome chocolate mint combo!
My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
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- 2 cups Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1 tbsp Raw Honey
- 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
- Warm almond milk over medium heat
- Remove just as it starts to boil
- Stir in cacao
- Add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to raw honey and stir to combine
- Add honey/oil mixture to milk/cacao mixture and stir until fully melted
- Serve hot
- Important: Not all essential oils are made equal and not all should be ingested. Only ingest essential oils that are labeled for internal use. Do your research and only buy from a reputable company!