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Hot chocolate is one of the most comforting, delicious, and packed with antioxidants. Calm your stress, tea revive and favors your memory. It is perfect in the breakfast or as snack.
If you add nut butter, almonds or peanuts, you not only add flavor to your drink, you will be adding protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats for your heart.
Liz Moody, healthy living expert and author of Healthier Together. has a special recipe, in addition to putting almond butter, and spicing it with cinnamon and vanilla, to give you a creamy texture, thick and delicious, does not use milk, use a fruit, avocado.
If the idea scares you, you can always go back to the traditional way, use milk and follow the recipe with the other ingredients that we share with you. But why not give it a try?
Avocado is used in smoothies and a chocolate avocado drink might seem strange to you, but this It is not the first time that cocoa and avocado have come together, there is a variety of desserts what combine these ingredients.
Liz points out that in addition to creating the best texture, the avocado also adds healthy fats that make it so much more friendly to blood sugar than a traditional hot chocolate. But not only that, in addition to oleic acid (such as olive oil), omega-3 and omega-6, the avocado is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber. It helps reduce inflammation, it is good for your heart, your memory, your eyesight.
Avocado hot chocolate
- 3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of fine-grained salt
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (you can substitute for a little honey)
- 1 avocado
- 2 to 3 cups of boiling water
- Mix all the ingredients until smooth, starting with 2 cups of water and adding more until you reach the desired texture.
- You can warm it up a bit more on the stove or in the microwave.
- Decorate with marshmallows
Cocoa is a delicious and healthy taste if consumed in moderation. It is rich in plant chemicals called flavonoids that can help protect the heart. Flavonoids promote the production of nitric oxide which helps to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow, which lowers blood pressure.
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