This luxurious Valentine’s vegan hazelnut hot cocoa is the perfect warming and pleasurable drink for the most romantic holiday of the year.
So we say, eat more dark chocolate! Of course you must make sure that it is (organic and at least 70% cacao). Drinking your chocolate is a great way to get your daily intake as well.
Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this luxurious Valentine’s vegan hazelnut hot cocoa.
They are excellent sources of calcium, vitamin E, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Almonds are natural powerhouses and have shown benefits in lowering cholesterol, brain health, heart health, weight loss, and more. Studies show that eating almonds helps decrease appetite without increasing weight gain.
These desert fruits are potent cancer fighters. They are also a natural laxative, help treat anemia, and boost energy. By the way, they’ve also been shown to increase sexual stamina, which could come in handy for Valentine’s day.
They contain unsaturated fats, which have shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and protect from heart disease. They also contain vitamin E, which may help prevent cancer.
. Soak half a cup of hazelnuts over night
. Rinse and drain the hazelnuts, and add them to a blender with 2/3 cup of water. Blend until the nuts and water form a paste.
. Add two dates, 2 1/2 tsps of raw cacao powder, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt. Also add 1 cup of almond milk. Process until ingredients are mixed and pureed.
. You can strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into your cup to get rid of any unnecessary bits.
. Then, you can heat up the cocoa in a microwave or saucepan
Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this luxurious Valentine’s vegan hazelnut hot cocoa!
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