Healthy Hot Chocolate
Quick, Easy & Healthy!
I enjoy this hot chocolate as an afternoon pick-me-up or an after dinner dessert several times a week. It is quick, easy, and healthy. Dark unsweetened chocolate increases mid-brain serotonin and aids in the production of endorphins for a positive frame of mind. It contains anti-oxidants that help fight cancer. Dark chocolate also contains copper that helps you process iron. The molasses you will use for sweetening is an excellent source of iron.
Hot Chocolate With A Heart!
Start With Brita Water!
Here is what you will need…
A 12 ounce mug
1 very generously heaping tablespoon of pure cocoa powder
A generous shake of cinnamon
OR 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon Bark Powder Extract*
Boiling Brita water
1 generous tablespoon of dark molasses
Milk or milk substitute of your choice
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Here’s what you’ll do…
Set your Brita water to boil.
Measure the cocoa and cinnamon into the mug. Stir the powder & cinnamon with a fork to smooth out lumps. Slowly pour in some boiling water, stirring all the time to avoid lumps. Add water until the cup is about ¼ full. Add the tablespoon of molasses. Stir it into the cocoa mixture, then fill the mug up with milk, stirring the whole time. Add the teaspoon of vanilla. Stir. Microwave on high for one minute. Stir again. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir again. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir again, and enjoy!
(Note: The reason you microwave the cocoa in increments is that milk will boil over if you try to microwave it all at once.)
Copyright: SuzanneBennett: January 12, 2009
*Cinnamon Bark Powder Extract Brings More Health Benefits!
- Advice On The Benefits Of Cinnamon Bark Powder Extract - Advice.com
- Cinnamon Powder Extract (Water Soluble)
A half teaspoon of this delicious, healthy supplement adds antioxidants, cardiovascular benefits, and flavor!