Are you familiar with the fact that in the “hot cocoa”, which you have probably bought at least once as a mixture in the bag, cacao is actually only the fifth ingredient?
Except cocoa, there is a far greater concentration and amount of sugars, corn syrup and mix of various refined oils, which damage your health.
Therefore try vegan hot cocoa, made from only four natural ingredients that will soothe, warm and improve your health for good.
You need only five minutes to prepare this recipe in which people who are intolerant to lactose can enjoy without fear, as well as all those who want to consume something, healthy and delicious.
Ingredients: (per person)
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of organic cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons of high-quality dark chocolate
- Honey or stevia – to sweeten by choice
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
Heat almond milk, add the cocoa powder and chocolate and stir on a low heat until the mixture dissolves.
When the beverage reaches the desired temperature (depending if you like hot or lukewarm cocoa), remove it from the heat.
Sweeten by choice with honey or stevia.
You can add a pinch of cinnamon and salt for special flavor.
Beside the fact that you’ll get a fine drink in which the whole family can enjoy together, this hot cocoa can be a natural therapy for many ailments.
It is rich in proteins, antioxidant, flavonoids and gallic acid, which perform astonishing functions in the body.
Just one cup of hot cocoa contains two times more antioxidants than a cup of red wine, three times more antioxidants than green and five times more than the black tea.
It can help with kidney problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and circulatory problems, inflammation and weakened immunity.
Plenty of flavonoids will help you have a better memory and concentration.
And another reason for a cup of hot cocoa is the fact that it contains fewer calories than the hot chocolate, so you can consume it if you count the calories.