Trimming Holiday Treats

a-snow-day-a-healthy-hot-chocolate-recipe-L-sg9YeSWho knew that hot chocolate could actually be good for you and is one of the best ways to get chocolate’s antioxidants, but unless you are using a healthy recipe, the benefits of cocoa’s powerhouse nutrients can be negated by the ill effects of too much sugar and a host of synthetic ingredients.

So check out this healthy spin on an all-time favorite! Recipe submitted by Tania Centola, Health Coach and Nutrionista

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Hot Chocolate The Healthy Way
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 minutes

Ingredients for Maple Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup milk (2%)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
Combine ingredients in a medium pot and warm on medium-low heat, whisking until frothy and hot.

Ingredients for Topping:
• Light whipped cream
• Dash of cocoa powder
• Candy cane for garnish, if desired

Makes 1 serving

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