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6 Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipes to Warm You Up

January 18, 2024
Courtesy of Well Plated

Coming in from the cold on a winter’s day, there’s nothing like wrapping your fingers around a warm cup and sipping some comforting hot chocolate. And the best part: There are many ways to make this indulgent drink using wholesome, good-for-you ingredients. Here are six different takes on healthy hot chocolate to warm you up and leave you ready to tackle the rest of your day.

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1. Nutrient-Rich Classic Hot Chocolate

Classic hot chocolate

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It’s hard to beat a classic cup of hot cocoa. With both cocoa powder and a little dark chocolate, a splash of vanilla, and almond milk (or your milk of choice), this one is quick, easy and so satisfying. 

Try this recipe from Well Plated.

2. Spicy Superfood Hot Chocolate

Superfood hot chocolate

Courtesy of Fit Mitten Kitchen

Take your basic homemade hot chocolate and supercharge it with maca, spice it with cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric, and you’ve got a good-for-you warming drink that still feels like a treat.

Try this recipe from Fit Mitten Kitchen.

3. Healthy High Protein Hot Chocolate

Protein hot chocolate

Courtesy of Eat The Gains

Here’s a hot chocolate that’s extra-creamy thanks to cashews blended in — plus, collagen makes it a boost to your skin, hair, nails, and gut. Did we mention that it has no added sugar? Talk about a hot chocolate you’ll love that loves you back.

Try this recipe from Eat the Gains.

4. Chai Spice Hot Chocolate

Chai spice hot chocolate

Courtesy of Cupful of Kate

Can’t decide between chai and a hot chocolate to warm up? Have both: This recipe combines the richness of chocolate with the aromatic flavors of chai spice. The result? A deliciously unique hot chocolate that’s both comforting and health-conscious.

Try this recipe from Cupful of Kale.

5. Bone Broth Hot Cocoa

Bone broth hot chocolate

Courtesy of Mary’s Whole Life

Hear us out on this one: Yes, it has bone broth in it, but it still tastes just like hot chocolate. Made with your milk of choice, cocoa powder, and maple syrup for sweetness, it’s rich in protein and extra satisfying.  

Try this recipe from Mary’s Whole Life.

6. Spiced Golden Milk Hot Cocoa

Golden milk hot chocolate

Courtesy of The Real Food Dietitians

Infused with the warming goodness of turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon, this unique take on hot chocolate not only satisfies your sweet cravings, it also provides anti-inflammatory benefits. Don’t leave out the tiny pinch of black pepper; it helps to activate the turmeric.

Try this recipe from The Real Food Dietitians.


Read next: The Scientific Reasons Chocolate Is Really Great for You


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