Dr Vikki’s Hot Chocolate – Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free
Healthy Hot Chocolate Does the thought of hot chocolate make you happy? It does me. There’s something special about it. Hot chocolate can conjure up memories of winter time, being a child, going ice skating and just plain chocolate-y “pleasure”. The downside of hot chocolate is all the sugar, dairy and, in today’s environment, a lot of chemicals. As an example, here are the ingredients of a common brand of hot chocolate: sugar, corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa (processed with alkali), hydrogenated coconut oil, nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, less than 2% of: salt, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglycerides, artificial flavor. Yuck!! You can definitely get the enjoyment of hot chocolate without the liabilities of consuming all the disease-causing ingredients listed above. How about using actual raw organic cacao – a superfood in its own right, packed with minerals, antioxidants, calcium, iron and a natural mood elevator. No wonder chocolate makes us happy! Depending on your health status you could use a little honey or maple syrup, but a good quality stevia is zero calories and, unlike artificial sweeteners, stevia is perfectly healthy for you. Cinnamon is also a healthy spice and if you want an even “spicier” option consider a pinch of cayenne! Let me know how you enjoy this truly healthy version of hot chocolate.Buon Appetito!
- 1 cup of organic almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 tsp of organic cacao powder not cocoa powder, there’s a difference!
- 1 dash of cinnamon
- 5 – 10 drops of stevia depending on the sweetness you prefer!
- Optional: pinch of cayenne
- Place all ingredients in a small pot and whisk to combine.
- Heat until warm and enjoy!
NotesIs Your Health At Its Optimum?
If you are suffering from any of the problems listed above—contact us for a consultation. Call (727) 335-0400 to schedule. Our medical clinic is located in Clearwater, FL. If you are not local to us, our medical team treats patients from across the country and internationally via telemedicine consultations. We help you find the underlying root cause of your health issues. To your health,
Dr. Vikki Petersen
IFM Certified Practitioner
Founder of Root Cause Medical Clinic
Author of the books:
“The Gluten Effect”
"Hiatal Hernia Syndrome",
and of the e-book “Gluten Intolerance – What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You!”
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