Sleepy Tart Cherry Hot “Chocolate”
This rich mug of hot chocolate can be enjoyed right before bed because the cocoa powder is swapped out for carob powder. Carob is grown in a pod, and mimics the taste of chocolate but without the caffeine. Carob is also a good source of B vitamins, calcium, potassium and the important sleep-inducing magnesium.
|8 ounces||unsweetened almond milk
|2 Tbsps.||almond milk creamer
|3 ounces||tart cherry juice
|1 Tbsp.||carob powder
|2 to 3 drops||vanilla extract
Serving Size: 1 cup
Add almond milk, almond creamer, and cherry juice in a small sauce pan. Whisk in carob powder and warm over medium heat, stirring frequently, until desired temperature – don’t boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour and enjoy!
One 12-ounce mug has 145 calories
Attribution: Thanks to Jennifer at www.theFitfork.com