In need of a hot chocolate that doesn’t just taste good, but is also full of nutrients? Well look no further… The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate is filled with lots of goodness and an extra kick of ginger to warm you up.
I’ve got just the recipe to get you all through the cold weather we’ve got at the moment… The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate!Whilst I’ve love to take the credit for coming up with this delicious hot chocolate recipe, sadly I can’t. It’s a guest recipe from Amy at Amy Savage Nutrition.
Amy is originally from the UK but now lives in Sydney (well the weather is a lot better there!) and she’s a final year student studying for a Batchelor of Health Science in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine and will be a fully qualified nutritionist in July 2018. She’s also a qualified personal trainer.
Amy Savage Nutrition is where she shares delicious, easy to make, healthy recipes and nutrition advice.
She’s also my big sister 😀
A taste of what you can find on Amy Savage Nutrition
As well as this hot chocolate I thought I’d show you a few of the other recipes you can find over on her site to give you a taste of what she’s all about. If you’d like to see more then click on recipes in her main menu.
Pumpkin (Immune Booster) Porridge
Garlic & Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes
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The recipe I’m sharing today is for The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate, one of those recipes that proves that you can make something that’s chocolatey and indulgent yet still full of nutritional benefits too. In each of her recipes Amy shares what’s so great about each of the ingredients and why you should be including them in your diet, just like this…
Cacao Powder – One of my favourites cacao powder offers more nutrients than its counterpart aa powder. Cacao powder is less processed than cocoa powder and is made by cold pressing cacao beans meaning more nutritional enzymes are retained, which means more benefits for you.
Ginger – A powerful ingredient that has so many benefits, ginger is well worth creeping into your diet wherever possible. Some of these benefits are its ability to reduce inflammation in the body and its powerful work as an antioxidant to help remove toxins.
Almond milk – A perfect source of monounsaturated fats, almond milk is also high in Vitamin E, which is another really good source of antioxidants. It also tastes pretty nice too!
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The Ultimate Healthy Hot Chocolate
- 360 ml almond milk
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 date
- 1 cm piece fresh ginger
- Place all ingredients in a blender starting with the almond milk.
- Blend until smooth.
- Transfer mixture to a saucepan and warm through on a medium heat until hot. This recipe doesn't need to boil and is best just warmed to desired temperature.
Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.
Free From/Suitable For…
The ingredients I used to make this recipe are all free from the following allergens. However, please check any labels carefully for allergens you need to avoid as brands can vary and product recipes can change over time.
- Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
- Peanut-Free (contains Almonds)
- Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphite-Free
Rebecca- Glutarama says
I love a comforting hot chocolate and this has all the benefits of not feeling slightly guilty – perfect!
When I feel to eat chocolate I will go with hot chocolate. Really wonderful recipe and the blog will be useful for all chocolate lover.
I usually serve myself a cup of hot chocolate in winter, it makes me feel so good all the time. I normally just make it by the cocoa powder simply. Yours looks very nice and nutritious. I’m sure to try it xD
Your big sister, Amy is doing well!! 🙂
Charlotte Oates says
Thanks Natalie, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it x
Anna @ Once Upon A Food Blog says
Wow, this looks really warming. Just what we need at the moment!
Corina Blum says
This looks delicious! I might try and make it later today – I’ll let you know if I do x
Charlotte Oates says
Thanks Corina, I hope you enjoy it x