Who doesn’t love a warm mug of hot cocoa on a chilly evening? Cozy up with this Cinnamon Hot Chocolate, guilt free with no sugar added! Thanks to Pure Via for sponsoring this post and hosting the giveaway!
Hello, 60 degree weather! I love you.
Here in FL it will be 60 for like 2 hours in the morning and then it warms up but hey, we take what we can get. The high for today is 89 degrees. Not super fall-ish, but I have the mums, pumpkins and Halloween decor out. We like to pretend it’s fall by getting as festive as possible. The downside is trying to keep the mums alive when the temps rise… poor mums.
Speaking of cooler weather, hot chocolate is a staple in our house when we start to feel a chill in the air. It’s the perfect after dinner bevy to quell the sweet tooth IMO.
When we were little, my parents took us on ski vacations year after year and one of my favorite things after coming off the slopes was sipping on hot cocoa.
So when Pure Via reached out to partner for this recipe, I was super excited to share it with you because this Cinnamon Hot Chocolate contains no added sugar and is made with protein-packed milk. If you’re dairy-free just sub in your milk of choice.
Why I love Pure Via sweetener? It’s an all natural, zero-calorie sweetener made with Reb A, a pure extract of the naturally sweet stevia plant. Reb A is the sweetest and best tasting part of the stevia leaf. When any of my clients ask about using a zero-calorie sweetener, I always recommend stevia because it’s closest to nature.
Pure Via can be purchased in the sweetener aisle at most grocery stores and is also available at some coffee shops and restaurants. For more info about Pure Via visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter!
I’m excited to share a Pure Via giveaway with you too! Pure Via will send you a gift box with sweeteners and other goodies!! Trust me you’ll love it!! Contest ends next Wednesday 10/21/15 at 12AM EST.Print
Who doesn’t love a warm mug of hot cocoa on a chilly evening? Cozy up with this Cinnamon Hot Chocolate, guilt free with no sugar added!
- HOT CHOCOLATE
- 2 cups (500 mL) 1% low fat milk
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tablespoons (30 mL) unsweetened cocoa
- 3 packets Pure Via sweetener
- 1/4 cup (50mL) frozen lite whipped topping, thawed
- Ground cinnamon
- For Hot Cocoa, pour milk into a 4-cup (1L) glass measure. Add cinnamon sticks.
- Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until milk is warm.
- Stir in cocoa and Pure Via until blended.
- Heat in microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.
- Divide cocoa mixture evenly between 2 large mugs.
- Top each with 2 tablespoons of the whipped topping.
- Sprinkle each with ground cinnamon and serve.
- TIP: For a more intense cinnamon flavor, leave cinnamon sticks in hot milk longer.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 137
- Sodium: 107mg
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Protein: 9g
- Cholesterol: 12mg
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, RD (registered dietitian nutritionist), Peloton addict and mama to two active and hungry boys. On Love & Zest, you’ll find healthy-ish recipes that fuel the whole family. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast, meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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