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2-Minute Immune-Boosting Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe + VIDEO {Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, No Sugar Added}

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The perfect creamy vegan hot chocolate to warm you up on cold winter days in just a few minutes!

The cold has arrived with the New Year and, for me, that means comforting soups, warm socks, and hot beverages! Hot chocolate is synonymous with cozy warm comfort and fun winter memories.

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We had our first snow of the season this week, and it was the perfect time to prepare some creamy vegan hot chocolate to warm up after a cold walk outside. This one is vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and comes together in just a few minutes! My 2-Minute Immune-Boosting Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate is the perfect healthy treat to enjoy as you curl up with a good book, catch up on inspirational YouTube videos, set your intentions for the New Year or dig into a powerful life-transforming online group coaching program or ecourse.

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Unfortunately, many packaged hot chocolate mixes or fancy prepared drinks are packed with sugars, hydrogenated oils, processed dairy, high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors.  You don’t have to load up on chemicals and sugars to enjoy a warming mug of delicious creamy hot chocolate in a pinch!

The secret to this perfect creamy and decadent mug of hot chocolate that doesn’t sacrifice your health is coconut butterCoconut butter provides satisfying healthy fats and a rich creamy texture without added dairy. I have been loving the versatility of coconut butter for cooking, and recently featured it as a flour alternative in my Vegan Grain-Free Cranberry Cookies

Coconut butter (also known as coconut manna) is made from finely ground coconut meat which has a consistency similar to nut butter. It is not the same thing as coconut oil, coconut cream or vegan butter made with coconut oil, so be sure to use unrefined, organic coconut butter or manna for the best results. The coconut butter provides natural smooth creaminess and a subtle coconutty flavor.  

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I used culinary coconut milk, but you can use your favorite plant-based non-dairy option like my homemade hemp milk as the perfect base of this creamy drink! This simple non-dairy option adds healthy fats and satisfying protein without any added thickeners or emulsifiers.

In small quantities, cacao can be a healthy treat for most people. Cacao beans are antioxidant-rich superfoods which boost energy, focus and alertness. Many of these antioxidants are flavonoids like anthocyanidin which prevent free radical damage and boost collagen production for healthy skin, hair and nails. Cacao also promotes mood-boosting neurotransmitters like endorphins and serotonin.

Since we can all use an immune-boost to stay healthy during the winter season, I added organic medicinal mushroom powder to this beverage.  Different types of mushrooms show promise to help balance immunity, quell inflammation, balance blood sugar and even fight cancer. Many varieties are potent adaptogens which help the body to adapt to the various stressors of life.


2-Minute Immune-Boosting Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
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The perfect creamy vegan hot chocolate with a immune-boost! Prepare a cozy beverage in a pinch.
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup coconut milk (full fat or culinary)
  2. 1 heaping Tbsp coconut butter
  3. 1 Tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 tsp organic mushroom powder
  5. 12-15 drops liquid vanilla stevia to taste or a small spoonful of other liquid sweetener
Instructions
  1. Gently warm coconut milk and add all ingredients to a mug. Stir or whisk well to dissolve. Enjoy warm!
Notes
  1. Be sure to serve this hot chocolate nice and warm to avoid separation of the coconut butter.
Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE http://www.jenniferweinbergmd.com/

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What are your favorite hot beverages?

How do you stay warm when the weather gets cold?

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  • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    YUM! Sign this girl up!!

  • Raia

    I never would have thought to add mushroom powder to my hot cocoa, but I think it’s a great idea! I’m sure it gives the cocoa a wonderful depth of flavor. 🙂

  • Brianna Hobbs

    This looks so nourishing! I love the addition of coconut butter.

  • Runaway Bridal Planner

    Love that this is immune boosting!
    What a great idea and looks pretty easy to make!

  • Charlotte Riggle

    I’ve been looking for a recipe like this. Thank you!

  • Marla

    Hi Jennifer,
    Hot cocoa is always such a welcoming treat in the Winter and this cocoa sounds so healthy. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

  • Deborah Davis

    I love making nourishing drinks like this one! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful 2-Minute Immune-Boosting Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing. Wishing you a healthy, green and natural year ahead!

    • Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE

      Thank you so much Deborah! I really appreciate you featuring my Immune-Boosting Vegan Hot Chocolate this week and for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  • Miz Helen

    Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Tianna

    this looks delicious!

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