Last week we shared some healthy soup recipes and today, it’s hot chocolate. Can you sense a theme here? The theme is: it’s cold! And right now, we’re all about foods and drinks that warm us up.
I’ll take hot chocolate any way I can get it, even if it’s from little packets that come complete with tiny desiccated marshmallows. I’m not picky! If it’s warm and chocolatey, hand it over. That said, it’s really easy to upgrade your hot chocolate by making it from scratch, so there’s no reason to rely on those store-bought packets. And as a bonus, when you make it yourself, you can give your cocoa a boost by adding healthy ingredients that nourish your body too.
Need some ideas? Here are some of our faves:
A reader favorite, our hormone-balancing hot chocolate is packed with superfood ingredients like lucuma, maca and chia, and it’s sweetened with dates.
Hormone-Balanacing Hot Chocolate from Hello Glow
Is it smoothie? Is it hot chocolate? It’s both! This creamy, warm smoothie makes for a healthy winter breakfast.
White Chocolate Coconut Cashew Hot Smoothie from Kitchen Sanctuary
Pumpkin puree makes this hot chocolate creamy and luxurious—and adds lots of fiber and vitamin A.
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Hot Chocolate from Oatmeal with a Fork
The hefty dose of cinnamon and big pinch of cayenne in this recipe will help rev up your metabolism.
Metabolism-Boosting Hot Chocolate from Hello Glow
Ditch your cup of coffee in favor of this energizing superfood hot chocolate, made with raw cacao and maca.
Super Hot Cocoa from Food By Mars