Holistic nutritionist Christa Orecchio shared this healthy hot chocolate recipe with alignyo and it’s perfect for winter days. It’s dairy-free, sugar-free and soy-free, so no matter what your diet is, everyone can enjoy. Grab Christa’s healthy hot chocolate recipe below.

Get cozy, get friendly with this warm winter drink:

Good-for-you ingredients

According to Christa, this healthy hot chocolate is loaded with magnesium and antioxidants from the raw cacao. Coconut milk is packed with metabolism boosting medium-chain fatty acids and adds a creamy consistenty, and Christa says sweetening it with stevia will keep your pancreas happy because this is a no sugar treat.

Dairy-Free Healthy Hot Chocolate 

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1-teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia, to taste
  • 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt (optional)

Mix all ingredients together, heat on stove over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Serve.

Make it your own

This recipe is just the beginning. Christa suggests making it your own by adding a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy hot chocolate or a few drops of peppermint extract for a hot chocolate mint drink.