Hot chocolate is one of the most requested drinks in winter. It is tasty, comforting and, for many, essential to face low temperatures. Or simply when that urge for candy hits, right? But if you’re on a diet or following a lighter lifestyle, you might find that hot chocolate is out of the question. After all, the traditional drink is made with milk and chocolate powder, two ingredients that are high in carbohydrates.
But don’t be discouraged! It is possible to make a version of nutritious hot chocolate. And the best: without losing the flavor and texture of the traditional drink. So keep reading because in this article, you’ll learn how to make a delicious recipe for nutritious hot chocolate!
Why is a nutritious hot chocolate a good choice?
Hot chocolate is one of the most popular drinks in the world and one of the most consumed during winter. It can be a great ally in weight loss and is also a great option for those looking for a more nutritious drink.
Nourishing hot chocolate is a good choice because it’s high in fiber and protein, and low in carbs. Because the fibers help to quench hunger and the proteins help to keep the metabolism active, which is ideal for those who want to lose weight. Plus, it’s also rich in antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and keep your skin nourished.
Nourishing Hot Chocolate Recipe
For this recipe you will need :
- 100 (one hundred) ml of cream
- 3 (three) tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 100 (one hundred) ml of coconut milk
- Optional sweetener of your choice (xylitol, stevia)
- Chocolate 70% in zest
- Cinnamon optional to taste
How to make nutritious hot chocolate
Then let’s go to the preparation mode:
- Mix the coconut milk with the cream, cocoa powder and sweetener in a saucepan.
- Take to the fire, always stirring at low temperature until it thickens.
- Serve covered with 70% chocolate shavings and sprinkled with cinnamon according to preference.
This recipe serves 2 full cups or 3 shallow cups.
If you want a less creamy chocolate, just add water or more coconut milk and adjust to your preferences.
We hope you enjoyed the recipe presented here. It is important to remember that it is possible to follow a lighter diet and consume hot chocolate, just adapt the recipe to suit your needs. If you try the recipe and like it, let us know in the comments! And of course, if you want to share it with friends, just use the sharing buttons below. Thanks for reading!