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Healthy Hot Chocolate {5 Ways}

March 2, 2018

Looking for a healthy hot chocolate recipe? Look no further than these 5 healthy versions including banana hot chocolate, peppermint hot chocolate, chai hot chocolate and more! All made with healthy, nutritious ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

Looking for a healthy hot chocolate recipe? Look no further than these 5 healthy recipes made from ingredients you already have in your kitchen!

Do you think about living like a child? That’s a weird way of phrasing it but do you think about seeing life through the eyes of a child or think about how amazing life would be if we lived like we did when we were kids? Carefree, adventurous, brave, independent, wild, goofy, secure in our selves?

Making these healthy hot chocolate recipes got me thinking about my childhood. Life goes by so fast so I’m making it a goal to embrace that child in me. No I don’t know exactly how I’m going to do that but I have a little list of ways I want to try…

  1. Continue to explore with C! Yes, we’re real people and it’s easy to hibernate at home, curl-up and binge some Netflix. There is nothing wrong with that but I want to remember that child in me that loved (and still loves!) to get outside and explore.
  2. Play with Bodhi! It’s easy for me to be working with one hand and throwing a toy to Bodhi with the other. I want to be more intentional with my time with him where my focus is completely on him! It’s 100% more fun for him and honestly therapy for me. Playtime is the best time.
  3. I don’t know about you but I didn’t have a cell phone until I was in middle school and it was solely used to call Mama Maven at that point… So to bring back that piece of childhood I’m going to try to disconnect more! This is going to involve sticking to my boundaries around work time and social media time. So hard but I’m trying! P.S. Who kind of wishes that still had their RAZR flip phone?
  4. Eating (and drinking) what I want! I had two friends text me separately in the past week telling me they ate PB&J for dinner. Does it get more childlike than that?! Over my adult years, I created so many rules around food and I want to continue breaking those down and if that means sitting down and eating a PB&J or a bowl of mac n’ cheese then I’m so in.

Looking for a healthy hot chocolate recipe? Look no further than these 5 healthy versions including banana hot chocolate, peppermint hot chocolate, chai hot chocolate and more! All made with healthy, nutritious ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

That brings me to these healthy hot chocolate recipes. I vividly remember coming in from playing outside in the snow to begging for a mug of hot chocolate. Those packets of powdered who-knows-what + extra marshmallows anyone?! That was living! I thought it would be a fun little tribute to my childhood to create five versions of healthy hot chocolate (I won’t be buying packets of swiss miss anytime soon!) to share with you. Have no fear, these will not skimp on flavor or sweetness and take you back to those rosy cheek, runny nose days of your childhood!

Follow along as I make these 5 healthy hot chocolate recipes from scratch in my latest video!

 

Now for the recipes…

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Healthy Hot Chocolate {5 Ways}

5 healthy hot chocolate recipes made with delicious and nutritious ingredients you already have in your pantry


  • Author: Davida @ The Healthy Maven
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutesInactive Time:Inactive Time:Inactive Time:
  • Total Time: -25743182.2 minute
  • Yield: 1 mug each

Ingredients

Banana Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao

Mexican Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Peppermint Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Vanilla Bean Coconut Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1 tsp chai spice mix (1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp ginger, pinch of cardamom)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

For all recipes:

  1. Begin by adding your almond or coconut milk to a small pot and bring to a slow roll over medium heat.
  2. Add in all ingredients and whisk until mix-ins are well combined with milk.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

Looking for more hot chocolate inspiration? Check out this Superfood Hot Chocolate Recipe!

 5 healthy hot chocolate recipes including this chai tea hot chocolate with delicious flavor and healthy ingredients!

Do you ever wish you were still a kid? Who drank those packets of hot chocolate growing up???

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