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Healthy Hot Chocolate {Dairy-Free}

healthy hot chocolate

Healthy Hot Chocolate {Dairy-Free}

Who loves hot chocolate?! (Me, Me, Me!) Here is to hoping the weather cools down VERY soon! We are ready for that chilly weather + we actually have a fireplace now! In Florida, it’s kinda silly to have a fire place, but since we moved to Austin a couple months ago, we’re looking forward to a little bit more of a chilly season versus Florida. Where it’s always hot. You might get a day or two here and there, but nothing consistent.

It doesn’t even need to get SUPER cold. I’m a Floridian, so when it hits like 65 degrees, I’m in a jacket. But that chilliness can get you into ‘fall mode’ REAL quick.

Hot chocolate is one of the best seasonal drinks from now until whenever winter ends. Unfortunately, the hot cocoa that is purchased in stores isn’t the healthiest. (What’s new, right?) Inflammatory dairy milk is used as a base in most hot chocolates.

In the hot cocoa packets, there is sugar, trans-fat (anything partially hydrogenated is trans-fat, don’t let that number 0 next to trans-fat fool you), corn syrup solids (ew!), artificial sweeteners, preservatives, inflammatory oils (like vegetable oil/soybean oil), I mean the list goes on. It is completely not healthy.

And I know you’re just trying to indulge in a yummy chocolate beverage for the winter. Don’t worry – I got cha! FInd us @nuvitruwellness on Instagram + Facebook!

dairy free hot chocolate


Serving: 1

  • 1 Tbs Chocolate Chips (I use Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbs Raw Cacao
  • 1 Tbs MCT Oil (I use Onnit’s cinnamon MCT oil) (You can substitute for regular melted coconut oil)
  • 2 Tsp Maple Syrup


  1. Over the stove top on medium heat, melt the chocolate chips in a small pot.
  2. Once the chocolate chips are melted, add in the coconut milk and raw cacao. Mix well together.
  3. Once it comes to a boil, take it off the stove top and put the hot chocolate in the blender.
  4. Add the MCT oil and maple syrup into the blender.
  5. Blend for 1 minute!
  6. Pour + Enjoy!
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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).