It's not new news that hot chocolate is healthy, but since the weather is getting colder, I thought we could use a reminder... I like to eat a few pieces of chocolate as a pick-me-up when I'm lagging in the afternoon, but today, I was chilled and thought it would be much nicer to drink my chocolate bar. Here's what I did:
Put 2 ounces of your favorite chocolate in a mug.
(I used 73% organic dark from Trader Joe's but I think I'd prefer a slightly more sweet one next time.)
Add 8 ounces of soy milk
(I use Silk Unsweetened)
Microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes.
Don't burn your mouth!
The result is a thicker richer hot chocolate than you get from cocoa (which has little or no fat) -- it reminds me of the hot chocolate you can get in Italy and Spain which I think is thickened with corn starch.