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Healthy Hot Cocoa

Healthy Hot Cocoa

Hurray! Science has confirmed that drinking anti-oxidant-packed hot cocoa is even better for us than green tea! Most packaged cocoa mixes aren’t so healthy, though—so try this better-for-you simple hot cocoa recipe and warm yourself all the way down to your toes.


2 cups milk (you can substitute lowfat, skim, soy, or rice milk, if you wish
2 heaping tablespoons organic fair trade pure dark-chocolate cocoa powder, more or less to taste
Pure maple syrup, to taste (some of us prefer a sweeter cocoa)

1. Heat the milk in a saucepan and add cocoa powder, whisking to combine.

2. Add maple syrup to taste, stir again, pour into a large mug, and serve hot.

Makes 1 serving.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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11:02AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

I like the idea of adding maple syrup.

11:02AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

7:23AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012


2:41PM PST on Dec 6, 2011

best with rice milk yum!!!

10:17AM PST on Dec 6, 2011

maple syrup??? hmm, interesting... ty

5:14PM PDT on Oct 13, 2011

Thanks for this great article.

2:19AM PST on Feb 4, 2011

Thanks for the article.

9:04PM PST on Nov 14, 2010

never knew i could use maple syrup

1:18PM PST on Nov 12, 2010

add cinnamon too its great with hot chocolate!! also counteracts the sugar

1:35AM PDT on Jul 5, 2010


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