It's Healthy(ish) Hot Chocolate Time!
The mornings are dark, the nights are even darker, the leaves are on the ground...which can only mean it's time to cosy up for Autumn. And what better way to do that than with a warming mug of hot chocolate - filled with some natural sweetness and goodness for you and your Clean Little Tummies of course!
In the past few chilly weeks, the Clean Little Tummies and I have come in from school so cold and in desperate need of a little warm pick-me-up to go with some comfy pyjamas and a good movie! But traditional Hot Chocolate is packed full of processed sugar and, if not made from scratch, other unnatural additives.
So, this week I have tasked myself with the challenge of "healthy-fying" hot cocoa, and... I think I might just have done it! I present a 'healthy-ish' version of hot chocolate, packed full of anti-oxidant goodness (from raw cacao, which is also a source of natural energy) for your Clean Little Tummies, so they can have it as much as they like during the coming cold winter months.
As always, this recipe is simple to make with just a few ingredients. If you have a milk frother you can froth it up in there to give it a true cafe style taste, or alternatively you can whisk it up the old fashioned way by hand.
You will need:
250ml almond milk (or any milk)
2 tsp raw cacao
2 tsp maple syrup
a sprinkle of cinnamon or more cacao for serving
(I divide this to make three little Hot chocolates, but you can adjust the ingredients accordingly to work for your family)
How to make it:
Heat all the ingredients together gently until warm in a saucepan on the stove, stirring well. Use a whisk to make it all bubbly or use your milk frother. We have an excellent one from Nespresso. I serve ours in these gorgeous little mugs from The Little Picture Company. They are the perfect size for any little tummy and so cute too.
Serve with lots of cuddles and family time.
Caroline & The Clean Little Tummies xxxx
Pyjamas by Cath Kidston - such cuteness at bedtime.
If you'd like to buy your own mugs then don't forget you can use the discount code CLEANLITTLETUMMIES for free delivery on all orders!