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Golden Hot Cocoa

Serves 2

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    Golden Hot Cocoa

    Cozying up with a warm cup of cocoa is always soul soothing. This cocoa concoction will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but may also lift your mood. Natural cocoa powder is high in heart-healthy and mood-boosting flavonoids.

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    For a nut-free version of this hot cocoa, use oat milk and replace almond butter with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coconut oil.

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    Golden Hot Cocoa

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups (500 mL) unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
    • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
    • 2 1/2 Tbsp (37 mL) raw cocoa powder
    • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground turmeric
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground ginger
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
    • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) unsalted almond butter

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories169
    • protein3g
    • fat5g
      • saturated fat1g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates34g
      • sugars24g
      • fibre5g
    • sodium182mg

    Directions

    01

    In small saucepan, bring almond milk and dates to a simmer over medium heat. Transfer to blender and add cocoa powder, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and almond butter. Blend on high until well combined and frothy.

    02

    Divide between 2 mugs and serve. To be extra decadent, consider topping with a spoonful of nondairy whipped topping and a grating of dark chocolate.

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