How to make a keto hot chocolate with just 5 ingredients! This sugar-free, low carb, high-fat hot cocoa recipe is super rich, thick and creamy, yet also really easy to make.
I have a life update for you all… I’ve started eating pescatarian.
So more fish, eggs, vegetables and a little fruit. I’ve stopped eating grains and I still don’t eat dairy (as I’m intolerant), but I’ve chosen this way of eating to follow a more low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet.
A couple of weeks ago, I started reading this book which I brought back from Sydney while visiting my family there. It’s called The Real Meal Revolution: The Radical, Sustainable Approach to Healthy Eating and it’s written by a nutritionist, a chef and a scientist. In it they discuss the benefits of following a low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet, and the evolutionary traits humans have towards this way of eating.
Anyway, since this I’ve started eating less starchy vegetables, reduced how much fruit I was eating, and incorporated a little fish into my diet.
One of my favourite recipes to make has been this fatty, creamy hot chocolate, which I’ll sip on over the course of the day. I find it to be really filling and super creamy, and it took me a while to get used to the fatty texture, as I’d eaten mostly carbs for the past 6 years.
Healthy Hot Cocoa
This hot cocoa can be made hot or cold (kind of like an iced chocolate), and takes only minutes to make.
If you aren’t familiar with bulletproof hot chocolate, coffee or tea, it’s basically adding healthy fats (like grass fed butter, ghee or coconut oil) to your beverage.
MCT oil is another fat you can use (instead of coconut oil) and doesn’t have that coconutty taste if you’re not a fan. MCT oil is simply made up of Medium Chain Fatty Acids that are considered much more easily digestible by the body. Instead of being metabolised through your digestion like most other foods, these fats are processed in the liver.
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Low-Carb High-Fat (LCHF) Hot Chocolate
Something to note before we start. As fat is an appetite suppressant, if you start to feel full while drinking this hot chocolate, don’t force it down. If you can’t finish it all at once, leave it aside and just sip on it throughout the day. That’s what I do most days.
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (or you can use almond or macadamia nut milk)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup full-fat coconut cream
- 1 tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa powder or sugar-free hot chocolate)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- This hot chocolate can be made hot or cold. For the hot version, place all the ingredients into a saucepan and warm over medium heat until the cream and oil have melted down into a liquid. Stir together to combine the cacao powder with the liquid ingredients, then pour into a blender and blitz until creamy and the ingredients have all incorporated.
- For the cold version, place all your ingredients in a blender and blitz to combine (you my need to melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan first).
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. I am not a doctor. All opinions expressed are my own personal thoughts and feelings of the products mentioned. Check with your doctor or health practitioner if you are uncertain about trying out any of the products, recipes or tips mentioned in this post.
What’s your view on fat? Do you eat a more high-fat low-carb diet, too? Share in the comments below.
Lots of love,