Just Add Water: Vegan Hot Cocoa
By Samantha Coffin, Health Coach + Office Manager
Some days are meant for cuddling into a cozy blanket with fuzzy socks, a classic movie and a warm cup of cocoa. But what if you are dairy-free or sugar-free? It can be really hard (and expensive) to find an alternative.
We love coconut milk! Unlike its counterpart, dairy, it can:
Lower blood pressure
Lower bad cholesterol
Assist in balancing weight
Relieve constipation and more!
Coconut sugar is still sugar and is high in calories but it has a hand over refined sugar because:
It retains nutrients found in the coconut palm
It contains iron, zinc, calcium, potassium and antioxidants
It has a lower glycemic index, meaning your body absorbs the sugar slowly
So, when we need to feed that sweet tooth with a cup of hot cocoa, coconut sugar wins over refined sugar every time!
Sift all three ingredients together and whisk together.
Add approximately 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix to one cup of water.
Top with coconut whipped cream or cinnamon if desired.
Stir well and enjoy!
Let us know if you try this and be sure to tag @carolina.holistic.health so we can see your delicious cup of cocoa!
Psst. Put in a cute jar with the recipe on a tag, this makes an awesome holiday gift too!