Hail to hot chocolate!

I’m just coming down from a delicious high of sipping heaven.

Thick. Creamy. Chocolatey. Goodness.

This little indulgence will satisfy your soul (and your gut) this holiday season…and sail you right past the winter doldrums.

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Here’s what you need to wrap yourself in this cloak of chocolate magic:

Hot Chocolate Cheer

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups non-dairy beverage (I used hemp milk; buy it unsweetened or…make it yourself: 1 cup of hemp hearts added to 4 cups filtered water…whirl in a high-powered blender…add natural sweetener to taste; drink as is)

1 heaping tablespoon organic raw cacao powder

1 teaspoon (n0n-irradiated) cinnamon powder

1 heaping teaspoon organic virgin coconut oil

(natural sweetener to taste, if needed…e.g. pure maple syrup, raw honey, raw/green stevia powder)

Preparation

Heat non-dairy beverage over medium-low heat just until nicely warmed (do not bring to boil!). Pour into high-powered blender. Add cacao powder, cinnamon, coconut oil, and sweetener. Lid the blender and whirl on high for 20 seconds. Pour into waiting mug.

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The addition of the coconut oil blended at top speed transforms this brew into a thick, frothy, and smooth chocolate cream. Such decadence!

This is nutrition delivered with elegance.

Honestly, you will want to lick the innards of your mug.

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Nutritional note: raw cacao delivers an array of immune-boosting and heart-healthy antioxidants, magnesium, blood sugar-balancing chromium…anti-bacterial cinnamon further regulates blood sugar and boosts cognitive function…and virgin coconut oil is a wondrous cure-all fat that is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, balances hormones, feeds the brain, and improves digestion.

 

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