Need some Sweet Heat? Try this Mexican Hot Chocolate
Are you looking for a warm and sweet treat on those cold days? Try this Mexican Hot Chocolate.
As an athlete, this hot chocolate is full of somewhat guilt free post-workout indulgences. Here is why…
The milk contains bone-building calcium and vitamin D (use whole milk, not low or reduced,) while unsweetened cocoa contains antioxidant flavonoids that fend off inflammation. The chili powder not only provides a kick but boosts the metabolism to help avoid weight gain as well as ease indigestion.
Here’s how you indulge…
Heat over low heat, 1 cup of whole milk
As the milk warms, add the following until warmed throughout:
- 1 Tbsp of organic unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp raw sugar
- 1 ounce of 85% or greater organic chocolate bar
- ¼ tsp. chili powder
- Pinch of sea salt (to taste)
Finish with fresh cinnamon to taste and enjoy!