This dairy-free hot cocoa is an easy sweet drink to make on a cold night. For dairy-free milk I like to use coconut milk without additives or added sweetener (I like this brand). You can adjust the honey depending on your preference. You will need an immersion blender (like this one) to sufficiently blend the coconut oil with the liquid and to get the foam at the top.
You’re probably wondering what I mean when I say that this hot cocoa has a metabolic boost. The boost is coconut oil! Coconut oil is a great way to increase your metabolic rate. Studies have shown that it can raise metabolism thus aiding in weight loss (your can read more about coconut oil and metabolism here).
If you have symptoms of a stressed metabolism like dandruff, dry skin, poor sleeping habits, poor digestion or blood sugar crashes, you may need to repair your metabolism. To learn more about how to repair your damaged metabolism I would highly suggest reading The Nourished Metabolism!
Dairy-free Hot Cocoa:
Makes 1 serving
12 oz. Coconut Milk (where to buy BPA free coconut milk) OR Almond Milk (how to make almond milk)
2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder or Raw Cacao
1-2 tsp. Honey (adjust depending on desired sweetness)
1 tbsp. Coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
1. In a saucepan heat coconut milk on medium. Add cocoa powder and coconut oil.
3. Add desired amount of honey to taste. Serve in a mug.
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