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Better for you Hot Chocolate

December means sipping on hot beverages to stay cozy. These tips for plant-based options will help you indulge in a delicious way:

  • You can make a wholesome hot chocolate by reaching for nut milk options instead of regular milk. It will not just be naturally vegan and gluten free so creamy and tasty as well!
  •  Replace artificial sweeteners with raw honey or coconut sugar!
  • Instead of chocolate, use our Natierra Cacao Powder... It's organic, nutrient-dense and because it's made from Criollo Beans (a rare & flavorful type of Cacao) it is so delish! Do you know what is the difference between cacao and cocoa? Check our article here

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Recipe for a better for you hot chocolate:

Ingredients

  1. Nut milk: choose a low calorie one if you want a guilt-free, dairy free option. However, the richer the milk you choose,the richer your hot chocolate will be.
  2. Natierra Cacao Powder: unsweetened and made from criollo beans, the taste of chocolate can’t get any more spot on than with this pantry Staple.
  3. Maple Syrup to taste, start with one tsp.
  4. Pure Vanilla Extract: an excellent way to reinforce the chocolate flavor and make your hot chocolate taste richer.
  5. 1 pinch Himalania fine salt. It sounds odd, but salt makes flavors pop!
  6. Cacao nibs to taste, start with 1 tsp. The melted chocolate will create an out of this world flavor.

 

Directions:

    1. Heat the milk until it simmers, then add in Natierra cacao powder, maple syrup, Himlania salt and whisk.
    2. Add Natierra cacao nibs and vanilla. Whisk until the chocolate is melted. Serve in a mug with additional chocolate as desired.
    3. Snap a picture and tag us on Instagram @NatierraSuperfoods… It is always a pleasure to see your creations!!! 

 

Happy holidays!