CaveChick’s Hot Chocolate

It's the New Year. So many resolutions. Everyone knows that the #1 resolution is to loose weight, get healthy and cut out deserts. Every year it's written how this is so hard to accomplish. AND WHY? Because everyone has unrealistic goals. Not that loosing weight, eating healthy and cutting out deserts is unrealistic. It's how people go about it.

Diets don't work. Everyone goes on a restriction diet. Looses weight by starvation. Then goes back to the old way of eating. The way of eating that made you fat in the first place. If diets don't work how is one to loose weight? Answer: There needs to be a shift in focus to understand..........YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE! FOREVER!!!!

Lifestyle is what you eat, when you eat, where you eat, how much you eat AND exercise/activity level.

For many of us it's cold outside. We come in after shoveling the snow or just playing in it. We need something to warm up our insides. A big mug of hot chocolate with lots of little marshmallow is the first thing that comes to mind. But what about that New Years Resolution? Don't chuck it.

A standard recipe for hot chocolate would be: milk that's loaded with fat, lactose, bovine hormones and probably antibiotic and pesticide residue, chocolate syrup containing cocoa, more milk, stabilizers and sweetened with lots of corn syrup and marshmallows that are laced with artificial flavors and preservatives. For one 8oz. mug you are looking at over 220 calories with over 20 grams of fat and over 40 grams of carbs (the highly refined kind). Not a pretty picture.

CaveChick Hot Chocolate recipe is the best choice. Dairy free and natural it offers that warmth from the inside for about 55 calories per 8 oz. mug with 3.5 grams of fat and only 3 grams of carbs coming from the 'milk' and less than about 5 grams of carbs from the mini marshmallows. You also get to enjoy the benefits of almonds. Almonds are full of essential vitamins and minerals. As well as being heart healthy and full of natural calcium and magnesium.

I like Almond Breeze unsweetened chocolate non-dairy beverage as is. Adding the little marshmallows makes it fun. There's no sugar overload. Just a sweet sip on your lips. You stay safe from diabetes, the sugar rush and dairy allergies. Perfect for kids and you.

CaveChick Hot Chocolate Recipe
2 cups Blue Diamond Natural Almond Breeze Unsweetened Chocolate non-dairy beverage
1/8 cup natural mini marshmallows
(Elyon natural vanilla, WholeFoods fresh, Dandies vegan)
Heat chocolate almond beverage in medium saucepan over low heat. About 5 minutes. When heated to desired temp. pour equally between 2 mugs. Put about 6 mini marshmallow atop each.
There you have the enjoyment of hot chocolate staying in your lifestyle the healthy way.