Oh hey! Happy New Year my friends! I hope all of you had a blast celebrating your holidays! I love them all but I’m glad they’re gone!
I never thought I would say this but I’m so sick of eating sweets! Pies, cakes, cookies, chocolate, Christmas candy, etc… enough already! I must confess that I’ve been eating like a little pig! Yes me… the one that strives (and preaches) for eating in a balanced matter but this time I had no balance at all!! I indulged waaay too much during the holidays. While I’m not really ashamed of it, I can’t say I’m very proud of my actions either 😉
The good thing is that I can recognize soon enough when I have fallen off the wagon and won’t beat myself up for it. I’ll just get back on it and continue my journey as planned. If you know you have fallen off the wagon, there is no point torturing yourself and continuing in a self punishment mode. Recognize that it was not a healthy behavior, forgive yourself for it, leave it in the past and move on! A healthy relationship with food starts with you being kind to yourself and loving who you are. If you love yourself, you’ll know that you must feed your body good food so that you can keep yourself healthy.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn
You’re probably saying: “Wait a minute, wait a minute… this is a post about Hot Chocolate!”. Yes I know, hot chocolate is sweet! I actually made this recipe yesterday before I made the conscious decision to take a break from sweets for a while (for a while is the key word here…not too long lol).
We still have a few cold nights ahead of us and why not enjoy them sipping on some hot chocolate? The easiest way to make Mexican Hot Chocolate is by using Chocolate Abuelita. It’s the most popular chocolate used in Mexican households. Fortunately you can find this delicious treat in most grocery stores in the US now.
Once you make this recipe you’ll never be able to go back to drinking the stuff that comes in little packages 😉
- 1 tablet (plus one triangle) of Chocolate Abuelita
- 4 cups of milk (use unsweetened almond milk if you're watching your waistline)
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Shaved chocolate for topping (optional)
- Add the chocolate in a blender. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, add two cups of milk.
- Over medium heat, heat milk until it is hot enough to melt the chocolate. About 5 to 8 minutes.
- Add hot milk to the blender and mix well until the chocolate has been dissolved. About 1 minute.
- Return the chocolate mix to the saucepan and add the other two cups of milk.
- Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until hot but not boiling, about 8 minutes.
- Serve on mugs and top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate if using any.