As much as I love the warmth of the sun, there’s something magical about Autumn. Hot chocolate, beautiful colours from the leaves and crisp days with blue skies. It’s one of my favourite seasons.
I love nothing better than snuggling under a blanket with a good book and a hot drink, and this is my favourite low-sugar hot chocolate recipe that’s quick and easy to make.
What is the healthiest drinking chocolate?
Most of the shop brought hot chocolates have added sugars and other additives, with no real nutritional benefits.
That’s why I use cacao powder.
Cacao is the rawest form of chocolate and it does taste bitter, but it’s got a number of health benefits, including fibre which can help with digestion, and it’s been reported the flavonoids in cacao may help increase insulin sensitivity, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. It also contains potassium, and potassium has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Easy hot chocolate recipe
Hot chocolate ingredients:
- 200ml of oat milk
- X1 tbsp cacao powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp maple syrup
How to make:
- Put the oat milk into a saucepan and warm over low to medium heat – make sure to warm it, and don’t let it boil.
- Once warmed, take off the heat and add in the other ingredients and stir well.
- Pour into your cup and enjoy!
(Optional – you can froth up the hot chocolate with a milk frother)
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