As promised, I wanted to share another delicious hot beverage recipe that the whole family can get into. I think we can all agree that hot chocolate is the standard kid-asked for hot beverage of choice in the colder fall and winter months. We can probably equally agree that the 'pre-packaged' options are not exactly the healthiest choice for our kiddos.
Upon examination, the first two ingredients listed on these packets of hot cocoa are sugar and corn syrup. Those ingredients are followed by another slew of unhealthy additives that I cannot pronounce as well as the words that I hate to see most -'partially hydrogenated oil'. For those of you who don't know, this is trans fat, which raises BAD cholesterol levels in your body. There is overwhelming data to suggest that we should not eat ANY trans fats in our diet. The goods news is though, there is a healthier way to enjoy this warming beverage with your kiddos...
Once you try this healthier version using only WHOLE, REAL FOOD ingredients, I'm certain you will never buy the pre-packaged powder packets again because it is simply delicious!
Honey Hot Chocolate (PRINT RECIPE)
1-teaspoons honey or agave or 4-5 drops dark liquid stevia for sugar free
1 tablespoon organic, unsweetened cocoa
1 cup milk of choice (Whole, Rice, Soy, Almond, or Coconut)
~ Billie & Jen
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
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