We start talking about hot chocolate at my house as soon as the days get cooler . I’ve tried all kinds of whole foods versions with fancy nut butters, but I like mine the best. It is simple, quick (a must!), and absolutely delicious.
I usually use Organic Traditions cacao powder and vanilla powder because they are additive-free and super tasty. Cacao (yes, I spelled that right ;)) powder is the raw form of cocoa, which means that it is chocolate with its antioxidants, minerals, and other nutrients still in tact. This is essential, because while I try and cram as many good foods into my toddler as possible, she still has a penchant for rice and butter, goldfish crackers, and other processed delights. One of my tricks for keeping her nourished is using good quality, whole ingredients like cacao and creating fun, “normal” things like hot chocolate.
Toddler (and Mama!) Approved Hot Chocolate
Nutritious hot chocolate made from whole food ingredients.
- 2 cups hot water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (or other milk of choice!)
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tsp maple syrup (the real stuff, obvi)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
Place everything in the blender.
Pour into mugs.