It’s starting to get colder here in the southwest corner of North Carolina, and one of my FAVORITE things on a cold day is to snuggle up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and watch some TV, usually something from my Hulu account that I’ve missed.
When I started on my Atkins journey last month, I didn’t even THINK about all the things that I was used to doing that I wouldn’t be able to do any more. I never in a million years would have thought something as simple as a mug of hot chocolate could make me sad, but, I really did miss that this past week.
Until yesterday!! I found a wonderful recipe for Low Carb hot chocolate (also known as Bulletproof hot chocolate) on an Atkins facebook group that I’m on, so I thought I would pass it on to all of you! 🙂
- 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, the unsweetened kind that you find in the baking section (I use Hershey’s)
- 2-4 tablespoons coconut oil OR butter
- 2-3 packets of sweetener (I used under a tablespoon of Splenda)
- 3 tablespoons of HWC (Heavy Whipping Cream)
Pour a mugful of hot water into your blender. Add ingredients and blend thoroughly.
It will be rich, frothy and delicious.
Only 2.26 net carbs! If you don’t have a blender (like my sister…. LOL) I say go get one!! It’s completely worth it, and you can usually find them at thrift shops for a few bucks. I will admit, the next time I make it, I might add just a smidge more Splenda, but overall it was DELICIOUS and hit the spot!