The Super Bowl was this past Sunday, and I’m willing to bet Monday morning wasn’t too fun for a lot of people. Maybe you were tired, maybe you were hungover… Or, maybe you felt ill from that junk food coma in which you’re still trying to come out of. We’ve all been there! But the question is why do we keep gorging ourselves time and time again when we know it’s going to end badly? I think the answer is pretty obvious, right?
I am very excited to announce that I am officially enrolled in the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Program through the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA)! Let me start by giving you a brief overview of the school and program.
The Super Bowl isn’t quite the same for me when my hometown team, The Pittsburgh Steelers, aren’t playing. It seemed like we had a shot to make it to the Super Bowl this year, so it was a pretty big let down when they didn’t. I, however, am still very excited for the big game, because when I think “Super Bowl”, my mind automatically turns to FOOD! It’s the perfect excuse to gather around the television with good friends and good food, and who doesn’t want to do that? That is exactly why my good friend Meagan and I have decided to create our very own Super Bowl Potluck.
Being that practically the entire east coast has just been slammed with snow, a paleo hot chocolate would be a great way for us all to bring this weekend to a close. Escape from all that snow, and get warm with this delicious paleo hot chocolate. I used 72% cacao chocolate. Using real chocolate, rather than powdered cocoa, makes this paleo hot chocolate rich, dark and creamy. Just make sure you’re choosing high quality chocolate without gluten, soy and dairy in order to keep it paleo. The coconut sugar gives it a caramel-y sweetness, but feel free to adjust the amount based on your taste. The sea salt and vanilla extract bring out all of the flavor, so don’t even think about skipping these secret ingredients. The coconut whipped cream adds even more creaminess and is the perfect topping to brighten up the rich chocolate. You can cut this paleo hot chocolate recipe in half for an individual serving, or double it for a family of 4. Whether you are snowed in or not, please join me in cozying up tonight with a warm mug full of this delicious paleo hot chocolate!