I have been trying to make some minor health changes in my life lately. I’ve;
1. stopped taking sugar in my coffee
2. started only drinking one coffee a day
3. switched from cream to whole milk in my coffee
4. drastically reduce the amount of pop I drink
5. drastically reduce the amount of potato chips I eat
7. been more mindful of refined sugar in my food and am trying to use more healthy substitutes when possible
8. been drinking more water
Ok so this has a lot to do with what I drink. And all and all I have been doing pretty well. But as I cut back on coffee I have wanted to substitute it, ideally some other hot drink, like hot chocolate. Of course hot chocolate is so sugary I wasn’t really helping myself out at all so I decided to look and see if I could find a homemade hot chocolate recipe that uses agave.
I was please to say I found one here at stephcupoftea.blogspot.ca.The recipe is very simple and very tasty. So tasty in fact i think you should give it a try right now.
First you need to gather your supplies. For every serving you’ll need;
1 cup milk (I used skim the first time and 3% the second and I liked the 3% better, but I like my hot chocolate creamy)
1 Tbsp cocoa
1 Tbsp agave nectar (I think it could use about 1 1/4 Tbsp myself)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Second mix everything in a pot on the stove
Finally just stir away for five minutes or so until everything is nicely mixed and properly heated then voila, you have yourself a nice refined sugar free hot chocolate to enjoy.
While I still get the coffee withdrawal shakes from time to time this much healthier hot chocolate is a very tasty substitute. If you are looking to cut down your refined sugar intake, or are just wanting to try a simple homemade hot chocolate I would strongly suggest this one.