My daughter is on a hot chocolate kick lately so I’m making it pretty regularly for breakfast. But I’ve taken my simple hot chocolate recipe and added an ingredient to give it an extra nutrient boost – egg yolks!
Eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available and most of the nutrients are in the yolk. I do recommend buying organic, pastured eggs. Find these at farmer’s markets but also at many health food stores. The Cornucopia Institute has an excellent egg scorecard to help you find ethically produced eggs.
Eggs are an excellent source of B vitamins, as well as vitamin A, , vitamin E, vitamin D, iodine, phosphorus, and a good sources of antioxidants. It really is one of nature’s best multi-vitamins. For a great nutrient analysis on eggs, read more from Chris Masterjohn on The Incredible, Edible Egg Yolk.
The eggs don’t add any weird flavor to the hot chocolate – in fact my daughter thinks “Mommy’s hot chocolate” is just as good as the ones she’s had from the local coffee shops. If anything it does make it more creamy.
Simple Hot Chocolate
This also make a great ice blended chocolate drink, just add some ice cubes to the blender and drink cold.
1 cup raw milk, organic whole milk, coconut milk, or almond milk
1 tablespoon cacao powder
2 teaspoons coconut sugar, raw honey or other natural sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla powder
1 egg yolk (organic and pastured)
1. Blend all ingredients in a vitamix or other blender.
2. Pour into a small pot and heat gently over low heat while whisking.
Pour any leftovers into a mason jar and refrigerate.