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Hot chocolate and chilled chocolate milk recipe!

A lovely quick drink; a perfect treat to take out for the kids. Put it in the flask as a pick me up for out and about. Have it hot or cold with added ice-cubes!

we love chocolate milk in our family. There are many ready made varieties here in the UK. However none of them are sugar free. So if you want one that is – you still have to make it yourself and here is the recipe!

I use less cocoa powder if making it for my little ones as cocoa has some caffeine in it!

3/4 mug of your favourite milk (rice, almond…)
1 or 2 tablespoons coconut cream (optional, but highly recommended, even by those not so keen on coconut)
11/2 tsp xylitol or to taste (or other sugar free sweetener)
Little boiling water – about 1 tablespoon
1 tsp cocoa powder

for Hot chocolate:
Heat the “milk”. Meanwhile disperse the cocoa in the boiling water. Add the coconut cream to the hot water and cocoa, (if using) give it a really good stir. Add the heated milk and sweeten to taste.

For chilled chocolate milk!
Disperse the cocoa in the boiling water. Add the coconut cream to the hot water (if using) stir it up. Add the chilled milk and sweeten to taste. Add ice-cubes if desired!

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Posted by on August 9, 2014 in Recipes

 

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energy bars or sticky corners

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These little beauties are quick and delicious and probably quite healthy 😉 They are not excessively sweet!

3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup chopped dates
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoonish vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts, your choice of variety, I like mixed
1 cup desiccated coconut (toasted if you like)
1 cup rice crispies (I use rice cakes and cut them up, as the crispies mostly have added sugar and other things on, three rice cakes makes your cup)

Place your chopped dates in something that has a lid and soak them in just enough boiling water to cover, put on the lid ;-).
Toast your coconut if desired. Measure and mix dry ingredients.
Now drain the dates of most of the excess water.
Add your coconut oil and vanilla essence, whizz with a stick blender or in a blender.
Is your peanut butter salty? If not add a couple pinches of salt.
Stir in peanut butter.
Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients.
Spread evenly in a sealable container or two.
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes till set.
Slice up, enjoy!

Alternative: instead of chopped nuts use 1/2 cup toasted sesame and 1/2cup sunflower seeds. Also increase the peanut butter and sweetener option to 1 cup each. As the seeds take more to coat.

You could try adding some chocolate drops of your choice…

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Recipes

 

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