Friday, April 10, 2015

Salted Dark Chocolate Latte

I hit it right on my very first try with this one.  Well - I guess that's my opinion.  I've never ordered a salted anything at any coffee shop.  I'm more of a mocha girl, but I so rarely go to any coffee shop anymore because of the amount of sugar that goes into those delicious concoctions.  Now that's not to say I don't enjoy them, because I sure do, but sometimes the sugar rush isn't worth my headache.  So I try to create my own mixtures at home.  If you haven't already made them, I also have a Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte and a Dark Chocolate Mocha in my arsenal of delicious afternoon 'pick-me-ups'.  This is just another great one to enjoy!!  So - whip one up and savor!!  I love how the coconut oil gives you an energy burst and there are SO MANY health benefits to adding coconut to your daily food intake!!

This recipe is paleo & clean eating.

Salted Dark Chocolate Latte

1 cup coconut milk (full-fat canned or unsweeted from the carton) heated up
10 ounces of your favorite coffee
2-3 teaspoons honey, depending on how sweet you like it
1 tablespoon cacao powder - I use this - Healthworks Cacao Powder, 1 lb
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, be careful with this, I prefer just a hare over 1/8th of a teaspoon in mine, if you over-salt it, it will not taste good!!

In a microwave safe mug heat up your coconut milk.  In another container combine the rest of your ingredients, without the coconut milk, and blend it for 10-20 seconds with an immersion blender or in a blender until it's frothy.  Pour in your heated coconut milk and blend a few more seconds.  Pour into a big mug and enjoy!!

Drink up that big cup!!

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