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Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Recipe for Agave Sweetened Hot Chocolate. This healthy antioxidant rich recipe is from Cheryl Forberg's fabulous book, Positively Ageless.

  • Yield: 6 servings ( Serving Size: 6 oz )


  • 1/3 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 cup(s) fat free milk
  • 1/2 cup(s) agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla


Place the cocoa in a 2-quart saucepan. Add about 1/2 cup of the milk to make a smooth paste. Stir well to remove all lumps. Gradually whisk in the water, agave, and remaining milk. Place over medium-high heat and bring just to a simmer; do not boil. Stir in the vanilla extract.

cocoa Factoid: Unsweetened cocoa powder’s high starch content makes it difficult to dissolve in liquid. To prevent lumps from forming, use cold liquid, which can help separate the starch particles.

Omega-3 Factoid: Preliminary British studies show that organic milk contains more omega-3s, likely due to the diet of the organic cows. Though the nutrition database for analyzing this recipe does not reveal the omega-3 milligrams for milk, choosing organic is optimal.

Nutrient Analysis Per Serving: 101 calories; 6g protein; 19g carbohydrates; 1g total fat; 0g saturated fat; 0g monosaturated fat; 0mgs omega-3s; 0g fiber; 16g sugar; 77mg sodium.

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