Jess’s vegan hot chocolate with almond & coconut

recipe  December 7 2016 by

This is the most perfect beverage for cozying up on the sofa with on a cold winter’s day or as a post long walk treat at the weekend or as a dessert huddled round the kitchen table.

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Jess with cacao

If you’ve ever been to Spain and enjoyed churros dunked in warm hot chocolate, then this hot chocolate recipe will remind you of this, though it’s a much healthier experience! It’s hard to believe there’s no cream in this silky smooth drink and it’s all down to the almond and coconut milk.”

Jess, graze nutritionist
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ingredients

  • 114 cup almond milk
  • 134 cup coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp graze cacao powder
  • 5 pitted dates
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 tsp vanilla seeds
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 bunch mini marshmallows

instructions

Add all ingredients (except marshmallows) to a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency and the dates have blended. Add more water, if aiming for a thinner consistency (I like my hot chocolate quite thick).

Warm gently in a saucepan until heated through, stirring occasionally to prevent any clumping.

Pour into mugs, top with mini marshmallows and enjoy!

Jess with vegetables

By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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