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Healthy Hot Chocolate

I saw my first snow fall of the year today. The chill of winter is just starting to set in. It makes me want to snuggle up inside with a warm blanket with a nice cup of warm, dark, chocolate cocoa. Let's just make sure it's homemade to control the sugar.


- 3 tsp Ghiradelli dark cocoa powder

- 2 tsp butter

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 4 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream

- 1 cup hot water

- 25 drops of stevia & no sugar vanilla


  1. Combine butter, cocoa, cinnamon, and 1/2 & 1/2 stevia/vanilla mix.

  2. Add 1 cup of hot water while stirring to mix completely.

  3. Finally, add the heavy whipping cream and stir.

There are so many great health benefits to this drink...

  1. The Polyphenols have naturally occurring antioxidants linked to reduction of inflammation, better blood flow, lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol, and blood sugar.

  2. It may reduce high blood pressure by improving nitric oxide levels and blood vessel function.

  3. Cocoa may lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.

  4. Polyphenols can improve blood flow helping to improve brain function.

  5. It may improve symptoms of depression and mood.

  6. Flavanols might improve type II diabetes by slowing down carbohydrate digestion.

  7. Cocoa may be able to assist in weight control.

  8. It might have cancer protective properties.

  9. People with asthma may find relief due to the Theobromine and Theophylline content.

  10. Cocoa may benefit your teeth and skin because of its antibacterial and immune stimulating properties.

  11. It's simple to add to your diet.

Here's to your health. Cheers! I hope you enjoy. Please comment, like, share and come back for more weekly recipes and diabetic information.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.

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