Hazelnut Hot Chocolate (That is healthy!)

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Hazelnut Hot Chocolate 

This decadent hot chocolate is how I think all hot chocolate should be -thick and creamy enough to eat with a spoon, far more interesting than watered down powdered coco hot chocolate that is common. It is quick to whip up and rich in anti-oxidants while being refined sugar free and healthy enough to have for breakfast, a snack or dessert!

Serves: 2 (I placed both servings for photography purposes in my favourite hot chocolate mug but then I shared! :P) 

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 Tablespoons (8 tsps) cocoa poweder

Method 

In the Vitamix:

If you have a vitamix you can warm the mixture to perfect drinking temperature! Simply place all ingredients in the blender then turn on high for 90 seconds to 2 1/2 minutes or until warm (feel the sides of the blender and there will be some steam when you open the lid). *Please please put some ear plugs/ear mufflers on when you doing this to protect your ears if you do not have one of those plastic noise reducing covers for your vitamix*

Stovetop/blender method if you do not have a vitamix:

If you only have a regular blender I do not recommend burning it out trying to blend till warm. Instead place all ingredients in a saucepan and gently bring to a simmer. Then pop in a blender to combine 🙂

Enjoy ❤

Tips

*This should come out completely smooth. If you do not have a powerful blender you may be better off putting the hazelnuts in a food processor/blender separately to blend them into a fine powder before combining with the rest of the ingrideints

* If you prefer a more drinkable consistency add 1/2 to 1 cup more milk

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