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Spicy Homemade Hot Chocolate

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ Mine: orange straw w/ light marshmallows & Michael’s: pink straw w/ heavy marshmallows ]

Everyone has weird things that make them happy. Mixing my own hot chocolate on a rainy day may not seem entertaining, but it was something that I really, sincerely enjoyed [ I know…I’m strange ]. Here are some other things that make me happy:

  • Keeping “Worry dolls” hidden around my room.
  • Pixy, when she does her morning stretch.
  • Making my to-do list pretty [ even if no one sees it but me ].
  • The smell of matches.
  • My grandma’s laugh.
  • Fresh sheets.
  • The new Kaskade CD.
  • My new blog signature [ see below ; ) ].
What’s something weird that brings a smile to your face?

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ These straws are perfect for stirring the cocoa ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ Whisks are ideal for mixing the ingredients ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ My preference: mini marshmallows as opposed to whipped cream ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger in Southern California

[ Rainy weather remedy ]

Spicy Homemade Hot Chocolate

[ Recipe adapted from The Fitness Dish ]

** Makes two mugs

1 1/2 tablespoon of raw cacao [ or unsweetened cocoa powder ]

1/2 tablespoon of carob powder [ optional ]

10 ounces of unsweetened vanilla Tempt hemp milk [ non-fat milk works too ]

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 pinch of nutmeg

2 drops of liquid Stevia [ or maple syrup ]

Mini marshmallow [ I sprinkled about 15 on mine ]

Place milk and all of the chocolate  in a saucepan and whisk. Add vanilla, spices and sweetener and continue to whisk frequently until it’s steaming. Transfer to mugs with a straw for stirring & some marshmallows for added taste.

    1. Hey Laury! Love your site. I am so happy you like mine too. Your photo skills are awesome & you’re beautiful…xoxox, Lauryn

  1. hey~ I just found your blog. loved it! sure, it will be one of my favorite blogs. thanks for the recipe. and photos are great. During winter, I feel happy while making hot chocolate for my hubby;)
    have a Cupcake weekend;)
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  2. Hii Lauryn!! This looks so picture perfect!! And…WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE STRAWS?!!! I just want to look at them sitting on my counter hahaha. And ground carob powder?! I’d love to put that stuff in hot chocolate. Very cute blog btw!

    1. I will be selling them next month on my site & there will be a give-away too 🙂 xo

  3. your blog has so many cute ideas and photos…so glad i found it and excited to start following! i’m always looking for easy, healthy recipes. thanks for sharing! xo

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  4. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you really realize what you’re speaking about! Bookmarked. Please also visit my website =). We will have a link exchange arrangement between us

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