If your family is anything like ours, you totally overdid it on the sweets this holiday season. And somehow, going back to our "regular diet" seems like a drastic change and magnifies the post-holiday blues just a little bit.
While I'm happy to be back to healthy eating, I think the rest of the family is in a small state of shock from going from sugary sweets to salad-y eats overnight. So last night I whipped up some hot chocolate to put us all back in the holiday mood - if only for a few minutes.
Here's our favorite dairy-free, sugar-free hot chocolate - and I promise that it's not "free" of taste. This works best with a Vitamix or other high-speed blender, but if you don't have one, I imagine you can blend it all in your blender, then heat it on the stove top.
Favorite Holiday Hot Chocolate
3 cups almond milk (feel free to sub your favorite milk here)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
10 pitted dates (maybe a few more if you like it really sweet)
Dash of salt
Combine all ingredients in blender, and process until steam comes out the top.
Yep, it's that easy. Have I mentioned how much I love my Vitamix??? This recipe makes enough for the four of us - two adults and two kids - so tweak as needed to suit your family.
Big Sprout - 5 sprouts
Little Sprout - 5 sprouts