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3 ways to warm up the holiday season with delicious hot cocoa

Tis the season for Jack Frost nipping at your nose! While the weather outside might be frightful, you can wind down and warm up with your favorite mug brimming with better-for-you hot cocoa! Skip out on ingredients like whipped cream or melted chocolate and snuggle up with one of these healthy hot chocolate recipes as a gift for your winter wellness goals. Whether you are cuddled up in bed with your favorite show or watching snowflakes dance from the window seat, a mug of these homemade hot chocolate recipes will make your season bright.

Lavender hot cocoa

Who doesn’t love some winter comfort food after a long day of holiday hustle? The sweet aroma of lavender will brighten up any snowy night, so add a few drops of Lavender Vitality™ essential oil for easy, healthy hot cocoa.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, or other milk of your choice
  • 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons honey, or more to taste
  • 4 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil

YL tip: Add your choice of EO drops to your liking!

Pumpkin spice cocoa

From October to December, pumpkin spice reigns supreme! Bring its warm, cozy taste to your family with this naturally sweetened recipe! Just mix in Cinnamon BarkNutmeg, and Clove Vitality™. One sip will bring back memories of golden leaves, warm mittens, and pumpkin patches!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, or other milk of your choice
  • 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
  • 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality essential oil
  • 1 drop Clove Vitality essential oil

Champurrado Mexican cocoa

Looking for staycation ideas while you’re home for the holidays? Try some rich and traditional flavors from south of the border with this champurrado Mexican coca! This flavorful, healthy hot cocoa combines Cinnamon Bark and Orange Vitality™ to bring more spice to your season. Buen provecho!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, or other milk of your choice
  • ½ cup honey or agave
  • 2 Mexican chocolate tablets
  • ¾ cups masa harina (corn flour)
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
  • 2 drops Orange Vitality essential oil

Hot drinks not your style? Mix it up this holiday season with our holiday mocktails that are almost too pretty to drink!

 

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