Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hot Chocolate Coffee (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-free)



Sometimes I feel like there are days only chocolate would understand.  And following a strict Paleo diet does not allot for chocolate eating.  Especially chocolate with added dried cane sugar.  And especially in abundance.  Of course special occasions allot for this type of activity, but today is not that day.

So how do you put a sock in your chocolate craving?  Well, simply remove your sock from your foot and put it in your chocolate.  I'm kidding!  Please use a clean sock! Kidding again!!…

Often, chocolate cravings can get the best of us, so I created a delicious recipe to kick my craving and your craving.  It's delicious.  And it's perfect for the lover of coffee and chocolate.  Taking a sip of this sent signals of pure decadence to my brain.

A lot of my readers often describe how tough it is to drink black coffee without sweetener, so this one is for you guys!!  This recipe is a total Brain Trick.  It tastes sweet and chocolaty, so you think there is sweetener.  But it's all naturally sugar free.  And it's easy.  No slaving in the kitchen for this one…I just need a few minutes of your time.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup of your favorite coffee (decaf or regular) (I use decaf)
1 Tsp. Raw Cacao Powder
3-4 drops of Liquid Stevia Concentrate
2 capfuls of Sugar Free Vanilla Extract  (that means no alcohol in the extract)
1/8-1/4 cup unsweetened Coconut Milk

DIRECTIONS:
1. Brew your coffee and pour into a cup
2. Add raw cacao, coconut milk, liquid stevia and vanilla and mix well with a spoon
3. Serves 1

Drink it hot.

TIPS:
-Sugar Free vanilla extract is hard to find, but well worth the search.  The brand I use is called Premium Quality Pure Vanilla Extract All Natural, Sugar Free by Morton and Bassett Spices.
-Liquid Stevia-Not all Liquid or even powder Stevia is created equal.  The real Diabetic friendly Liquid Stevia is from the Whole leaf and is a very tart dark substance with purified water.  If you read the labels (despite the pretty marketing of 'all natural', 'safe for diabetics') read the ingredients list.  If you see ingredients like Dextrose, or any other ingredients you cannot pronounce, know that is not pure Stevia).
-Raw Cacao powder is not processed, but Cocoa Powder is the processed version.  I say stick with Raw Cacao powder because there are so many nutrients worth your while in Raw Cacao, that regular cocoa does not have like Iron, Magnesium, dietary fiber, antioxidants, mood improving qualities and more.



Enjoy!! xx Julie
www.goodiegoodiegluten-free.blogspot.com



1 comment:

  1. Sugar free, gluten free hot chocolate coffee is perfect for all occasions. I would like to prepare it on this weekend. Thanks for nice post

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