Happy National Chocolate Milk Day! Posted on 27 Sep 20:38 , 0 comments

Think you have to sit out of all the festivities today? Think again! Plant based chocolate milk is delicious AND nutritious! Our hot cocoa mix blends perfectly when mixed with your favorite plant based milk to give you that rich chocolate-y you are craving! 

Did you know that cacao powder is packed with nutrients? It may be hard to believe that the famous dessert drink, chocolate milk,  can be good for you but it's true! As we have talked about before, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants, but cocoa powder, being less processed, is even more beneficial for your health. Cacao powder contains substantial amounts of iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc; all of which are essential for healthy bones, red blood cell development and immune system function. The flavonoids in cocoa function to help with blood circulation throughout the body, as well as the health of blood vessels by decreasing inflammation and blood pressure.

If you are looking for flavorful twist on the typical chocolate milk, give this ancient Mayan recipe a try! Aka: the OG of chocolate milk with all the health benefits!

What you need

  • ½ cup roasted cacao nibs
  • 2 medium sized chilis
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Seeds from one vanilla pod
  • Coconut sugar or agave if desired
  • 4-6 cups of water

What to do

  • Grind all of your ingredients in a blender.
  • Poor into a small pot and heat over your stove and heat until warm, but not boiling.
  • Add in sweetener if desired.

Ancient Mayan Hot Cocoa Using nicobella hot cocoa mix

What you need

  • 2 cups unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 4 Tbsp nicobella hot cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extra
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne

What to do

  • Warm the milk on the stovetop just until hot but not boiling.
  • Add the vanilla and stir.
  • Add the dry ingredients.
  • With a wisk blend well.
  • Top with additional cocoa powder.
  • Sip and enjoy. 

We hope you have a wonderful & decadent National Chocolate Milk Day! 

 

Addie Dulaney Majnaric, RDN graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her dual Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Nutrition and Foods and minor in Strength & Conditioning. Addie recently finished her supervised practice rotations, and passed her licensure exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She is very excited to begin helping people reach their happiest and healthiest selves through a vegan diet!