Creamy Hot Chocolate… sounds naughty right? Not this recipe!
Firstly, this one is made using quality raw cacao powder (as oppose to refined and sugar filled chocolate powder) and it passes on the usual additions of pasteurised milk and sugar.
What you will find is gut healing gelatine as the ‘creaming agent’, blood sugar stabalising ghee (or butter) and energy enhancing Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil. When you add MCT oil (along with other good fats) into your diet, your body uses them (ketones) as a source of energy for the brain, which can be easily drawn upon and lasts for much longer than fast burning glucose energy sources.
If you have a sweet tooth, you have the option of adding raw honey or fructose free stevia liquid and enhancing the flavour sensation with a drop of high quality essential oils.
Get all of this in my Creamy Hot Chocolate recipe & enjoy the increased energy and brain power, stronger immune and digestive function over your day. Like me, you may also notice the ability to cruise through between main meals without the urge to snack. Stable blood sugars lead to increased insulin sensitivity in your body, a reduction in inflammation and therefore balanced hormones. Yes please!
How To Make Creamy Hot Chocolate
What you’ll need:
250mls boiling water or warmed coconut / nut milk
2 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp grass fed ghee (or butter)
2 tsp gelatine (I use an organic one from here), bloomed in 2 tbsp cold water
1/4 tsp raw honey or 1 drop stevia (optional)
1 drop Wild Orange, On Guard or Peppermint essential oil*
What you’ll need to do:
Bloom your gelatine, by sprinkling it over the cold water
Add boiling water to a mug with your cacao powder. Stir well and add to your blender, together with all other ingredients (except the extra pinch of cinnamon and essential oil).
Blend until creamy, add your essential oil and blend again briefly.
Pour into your mug and sprinkle over the remaining pinch of cinnamon.
Want to try my Creamy Coffee version? Head over here.
Love, health & happiness,
*Note: Not all essential oils are created equally. I use doTERRA 100% pure essential oils due to their strict purity and quality standards. Each batch is tested for traces of solvents, pesticides, synthetics, fillers or any other chemical residues. They are solely bottled pure plant extracts. If they don’t pass the test, they simply are not bottled. This can be checked by entering the unique code on the bottom of each (single oil) bottle at www.sourcetoyou.com. The oils are also sourced from where they are indigenously grown (or where the highest quality plant for the oil can be found) in a sustainable and ethical way to support the farmers and the wider community. Higher purity and quality means increased therapeutic value.
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