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Paleo Hot Cacao

Paleo Hot Cacao

Paleo Hot Cacao

Paleo, Vegan, Minimal Ingredients, Sugar-Free, Allergy-Friendly*

Hi, Mama! This winter seems to never end!!! Send help!!! It’s March and there is a foot of snow on the ground and the wind chill is below zero. I’m warming up with this Paleo Hot Cacao next to the fireplace with my boys wrapped in my heated blanket. Drastic? Maybe.

Homemade Paleo Hot Cacao is Paleo, Vegan, AND easy to make. Let your kids enjoy a sugar-free beverage after a day of sledding.

I am one of the few that doesn’t complain about the crazy Winter weather October through the end of the February. But it is now March, and I’m complaining. It’s cold, and my skin is whiter than my freshly painted fridge.

You’ll want to ditch the store-bought hot cocoa pockets that are laced with refined sugars, additives, and unnecessary ingredients and make this homemade hot cacao recipe for the whole family to enjoy.

Cacao Vs. Cocoa

Raw cacao powder and cocoa powder are very similar in looks, but they are completely opposite when it comes to their nutritional profile.

Cacao powder is made by cold pressing unroasted cacao beans. This process allows the removal of fat but keeps the living enzymes.

While cocoa powder looks the same as cacao, it unfortunely is roasted at high temperature. The high temperature change the molecular structure which lowers the nutriential value.

Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder

  • provides antioxidants
  • reduces blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease
  • boost mood
  • contains essential minerals – magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and copper just to name a few

My favorite Cacao Powder: Navitas Organic Raw Cacao Powder

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Paleo Hot Cacao

Homemade Paleo Hot Cacao is Paleo, Vegan, AND easy to make. Let your kids enjoy a sugar-free beverage after a day of sledding.

Ingredients

optional add 1/2 teaspoon mint extract

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to Make Homemade Paleo Hot Cacao

  1. Pour almond milk into a small saucepan over medium heat until almost boiling.

  2. Add in cacao powder, and salt. Whisk.

  3. Add in chocolate and whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and pour into your favorite glass.

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-Angela


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Paleo Hot Cacao

Homemade Paleo Hot Cacao is Paleo, Vegan, AND easy to make. Let your kids enjoy a sugar-free beverage after a day of sledding.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 53 kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Ingredients

*optional add 1/2 TSP mint extract

Instructions

  1. Pour almond milk into a small saucepan over medium heat until almost boiling.

  2. Add in cacao powder, and salt. Whisk.

  3. Add in chocolate and whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and pour into your favorite glass.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Hot Cacao
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 471mg20%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 307mg31%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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