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Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

This rich decadent vegan hot chocolate recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients and free of the processed sugars and unhealthy ingredients typically found in hot chocolate recipes. This is guaranteed to be the thickest and creamiest plant based hot chocolate recipe you'll ever have! This simple recipe is: vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, high fiber, and contains superfoods!

Happy Sunday friends! I hope that you all have had a wonderful weekend so far! I have taken this weekend to get organized, and prepare for the coming week. I have been super busy recently with work (both my job and this job), so I have been less active than I would like to be, and I have been putting off working on my website as much as I would like to. There are still many aspects of my website that I want to improve, and work on, but the timing just hasn't been right. I will have more free time coming up though, so I am very excited about the future!



I've been writing a lot about how I have been loving simple recipes recently, and today's hot chocolate recipe is no exception! Hot chocolate is something that I missed a lot, when I first went vegan, because I couldn't figure out a way to make it without all the sugar. I am fully aware that there are plenty of vegan hot chocolates out there, but a vegan hot chocolate that is free of refined sugars is much harder to find. I tried to create a recipe from scratch for a very long time, but I struggled to get that perfect creamy and sweet hot chocolate flavor that we all know and love.

I am pleased to share with you that the wait for a healthy vegan hot chocolate recipe is officially over! All thanks to Cocoringa from Foods Alive. This hot chocolate is hands down the best hot chocolate I have ever had in my life, even in my pre healthy journey days, nothing can compete. And that's not even the best part! Cocoringa contains a superfood: Moringa. Moringa is a green that contains an insane amount of vitamin C and other nutrients. I love this, because not only is it free of unhealthy ingredients, making it completely "guilt-free", but it contains superfoods so you want to drink it even more!



Cocoringa comes in simple individual packages that you can bring with you on the go. Since the mix is naturally creamy, you can make it on the go with just hot water! I typically do this, but if I'm really feeling the extra creaminess I make my Cocoringa with a plant based milk. My favorite plant based milk to make this with is Oat. However it is important to be careful when choosing oat milk, because a lot of oat milks contain highly processed oils. My two favorite oat milks are Planet Oat, and MALK. You can use any plant based milk that you prefer, but for this recipe especially, I think that oat milk works really well.



Now, you may be thinking who puts pumpkin in hot chocolate?? Well, I do, and let me put you on! Adding pumpkin to hot chocolate makes it so rich and and creamy. You may be worried that the pumpkin might give the hot chocolate a fiber texture, but I can assure you that it mixes so smooth. The pumpkin taste doesn't linger either, so the pumpkin essentially just adds an extra thickness, and an extra vegetable! I think we're all trying to find ways to include more vegetables into our diets, so this is a great solution!


If you don't own a milk frother, you can simply add the ingredients to a blender and blend to create a nice thick frothy hot chocolate. Alrighty, I think it's time for this plant based hot chocolate recipe!


Recipe:

Serves: 2

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Packets of Cocoringa

  • 1/2 Cup pumpkin puree

  • 2 Cups Oat milk

  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan and heat until warm, stirring until everything is evenly combined.

  2. Optional: add to blender to get frothy texture.


Are you constantly struggling to find whole foods plant based vegan recipes? Sick of seeing a vegan recipe on Pinterest only to go to website and find the recipe is loaded with processed oils and sugars? Here at The All Natural Vegan I am committed to creating healthy vegan recipes that are plant based vegan, free of refined sugar (no coconut sugar either!), no vegan butter, no refined oil ( I sometimes use cold pressed oils in salads, I never heat oil, I cook 100% without oil!), and mostly gluten-free. I do not have a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance, but I am constantly creating gluten-free recipes and options! If this sounds like the way you eat, or want to eat make sure to subscribe to my email list so you never miss the next healthy recipe!