Decadent Nut Butter Hot Chocolate
I just felt the draw of hot chocolate today so I made this! The nut butter gives it a thick texture and, as it’s free from refined sugar, not so naughty after all! Plus, the good fats found in nuts can help regulate hormone balance.
- 2 cups nut milk (I used almond, but hazelnut would work well)
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- 3-4 tsp cacao or cocoa powder
- 1-2 Medjool dates (or 1 tsp date syrup)
- 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Heat the mixture in a pan, and that’s it 🙂
Nut butter is a source of protein and healthy fats, needed for creating a strong, lean body.
Beware, not all nut butter is created equal. Nut butter should have one ingredient: nuts – no extra oils etc.
Blackstrap molasses are a source of calcium, magnesium and iron, all of which are important minerals for women’s health.
Calcium and magnesium help build strong bones, which is particularly of interest for those taking hormonal treatments that may result in bone loss.
Regular, prolonged or heavy bleeding can cause low iron levels, so it’s important to keep topped up. Since iron is involved in the transportation of oxygen throughout the body, healthy iron levels are paramount to prevent fatigue and low energy.
Sugar is best consumed with its fibre, so while I do have date syrup, fresh Medjool dates are preferable and they make an amazing natural sweetener.