Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Clean Eating Hot Cocoa

Ovaltine is good. Swiss Miss is easy. Starbucks is expensive. None of it is good for you no matter what the chocolate propogandists try to tell you.

Still, after a day of thunder and puddle jumping, a mom has no choice but to bribe her children indoors with promises of hot cocoa.

Feel guilty no more and bribe as much as you want. I've taken the crud out of the cocoa and kept all the healthy antioxidants -  good for those stress wrinkles you get from hopelessly yelling at your kids to keep their shoes dry.

1 cup nonfat milk
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
sprinkle of ground cinnamon (optional)

Heat milk (don't boil). Add cocoa, honey, vanilla. Whisk together, pour into mug, top with cinnamon or Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows and enjoy!


  1. We have always made our own hot cocoa {we call it hot c}. But I have never used honey, I don't know why?! That sounds so good, we will have some tomorrow, thanks!

  2. I will have to try using honey!

  3. Such a cute picture!!!! Brings back memories of childhood. Honey is such a clear choice I don't know why I did not think of that before. Past few weeks I've been making my own with Stevia but it has a little bit of an aftertaste and I don't really trust any sugar substitute.

  4. Nothing beats hot cocoa. I gotta say, I love good ole' Swiss Miss, but Ovaltine! More Ovaltine, please!

  5. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your clean eating recipe!

  6. Great post!! I remembered making hot chocolate mix for my own children with dried milk powder and cocoa and sugar and a pinch of salt. You just heated a bit of fresh clean water and it was the "instant" of the day 40 some years ago. As a child my own German Grandmother poured a couple of tablespoons of boiling water over a couple of teaspoons of cocoa and sugar and stirred it together with a pinch of salt in a tea cup. She topped it off with fresh milk from the cow in her barn and it was cocoa over 60 some years ago. Thanks again!!