Banana Hot Cocoa

My favorite drink on a cool night is hot cocoa. The other day I had the idea of blending a banana with cocoa powder, milk and cinnamon, and warming it up in a pot. I call it, banana hot cocoa! It came out delicious. I love how the banana adds sweetness naturally to this hot cocoa drink. No extra sugar is needed. It also thickens it up, making it nice and creamy. Serve this drink hot right from the pot, […]

Hazelnut Cocoa Spread

Who doesn’t love a good hazelnut spread? It’s a delicious and decadent treat that’s almost universally approved of. Have you met anyone who doesn’t love Nutella? Seriously? Stop being friends with them. Or make them this instead! This recipe highlights a fun and easy way to make your own spread, so you know exactly what you’re eating. Enjoy it for dessert or as an early morning treat. Or any time, really. It’s that good. Hazelnut Cocoa Spread Ingredients 1 cup roasted hazelnuts 1/4 cup sugar (powdered […]

Cocoa Almond Butter Smoothie

I discovered a really tasty post-workout smoothie last week: cocoa, almond butter, banana, milk and honey. The milk, banana and almond butter provide protein and electrolytes, making this smoothie an excellent pick-me-up after a work-out. The cocoa adds antioxidants and a rich chocolately taste. I usually skip the whipped cream, but once in a while, if I have some in my fridge, I splurge! Try topping it with sliced almonds, too. Cocoa Almond Butter Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup low-fat milk […]

Cocoalicious Pancakes

What is a chocoholic’s ultimate dream breakfast? Cocoa pancakes, of course! If you haven’t tried chocolate pancakes before, you, my friend, are missing out!! They are light, fluffy, and oh-so-chocolately! Too tired to wake up early in the mornings to make them? I got you covered. The Magic Bullet makes these pancakes super easy and fast to make, even on your busiest of mornings. All you have to do is toss all of the ingredients in the pitcher, blend it […]

Cocoa Almond Spread

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is a slice of bread with cocoa almond spread. Recently, I discovered how easy it is to make it from scratch at home with a Magic Bullet. You just need some roasted almonds, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, canola/coconut oil and your trusty Magic Bullet. The almonds take a while to break down into a creamy consistency (about 15 minutes of pulsing the blender and stirring for me!) But it is sooo […]

Cocoa Mint Brownies

Hello again! Yesterday afternoon, my friend Mandee (sensing that I was sinking really “sweet ‘n low”) suggested that we make mint brownies. We got to baking almost immediately and in a little over an hour, we had ourselves a plate of warm cocoa mint brownies. I was happily surprised by how well the Magic Bullet worked. It evenly mixed all of the brownie ingredients and left us with virtually no mess to clean up. (I hate cleaning up so this […]