Winter has settled in and groundhog Punxsutawney Phil just predicted six more weeks of this chilly weather. What better way to warm up than with a rich cup of hot chocolate? Here are four ways that some of our favorite bloggers are sprucing up the traditional recipe -- plus one of our own!
According to Ayurvedic medicine, warming spices such as cinnamon and cardamom can help boost energy. And by swapping soy milk for regular, you ensure that dark chocolate's antioxidants will be more fully absorbed.
Per serving: 327 calories; 14 g protein; 17 g fat; 38 g carbs; 6 g fiber.
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Wherever they meet up, chocolate and nuts get along famously. Anyone who loves chocolate and peanut butter in candy form will find this hot drink irresistible. This recipe can also be made into Hot-Cocoa Ice Pops.Also try:White Chocolate Hot Cocoa with Coconut Milk and RumDark Chocolate Hot Cocoa