08 October, 2016

Healthy Hot Chocolate // Vegan + GF


I'm a major sucker for a hot beverage. They're on my list of 'favourite things', however, being a health nut, hot chocolate doesn't often align with my lifestyle and goals. That is, the usual Hot Chocolate one may buy at Starbucks or a grocery store. Yes, this delicious drink can be rather unhealthy but it can also become a great drink in a healthy diet too! Best of all, it can be still delicious and give you some of your daily nutrients. Moreover, this beverage is not just healthy but Cruelty Free, Vegan and Gluten Free!

This recipe was something I literally threw together one day, and after a few alterations and modifications, it's become a regular recipe in my diet. A perfect combination of sweet, creamy and chocolatey goodness. You can still indulge repeatedly in this drink without it slowly affecting your health.  Furthermore, you are in high control of each ingredient, therefore, you have the power to get your beverage to taste exactly how you like it best.
1tbsp (10g) Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Stevia
250ml Almond Milk 
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence (optional)
1. Add all ingredients to a small pan and place on the hob.
2. Set heat to high and leave the liquid to heat up, stirring occasionally.
3. Once the hot chocolate is starting to bubble, turn the heat down to low and leave the hot chocolate to simmer. Stir every so often.
4. Once all of the powder has dissolved (around 3-5 minutes) and the consistency is smooth, remove the hob from the hot stove and turn the heat off.
5. Gently pour the hot chocolate into your favourite mug. Top with what ever your heart desires. When I have more time I like to add a dollop of homemade coconut cream and some grated dark chocolate. However, today I chose to sprinkle some vanilla on top for extra sweetness.
Enjoy your healthy hot chocolate alternative!


Kate said...

This is so good to know...especially as we are heading into the hot chocolate season! Yay!
-Kate // www.classyandkate.com

Diana Horsfall said...

I need to try it!


KristiB said...

Hot chocolate for autumn season is just a must!!! I need to try this:))


Eloise Alice said...

I know! i love cold seasons solely for this reason haha x

Eloise Alice said...

girl, you so do!

Eloise Alice said...

it really is! x

The Sunday Mode said...

This sounds really good, I am so so picky with my hot chocolates though (like weirdly picky!). My favourite hot chocolate is one that you get on Qantas flights, how weird is that? Haha


Eloise Alice said...

haha bless you! that's pretty funny xo