Healthy Recipes

Mayan Hot Chocolate

Enjoy a heart-warming—and heart-healthy—cup of spicy hot chocolate.
Mayan Hot Chocolate
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1 small sweet potato
3 cups organic whole or 2 percent milk or organic soymilk
6 ½ ounces 75 percent dark chocolate chopped into small pieces
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg


1. Peel and cube the sweet potato; in a medium saucepan of water over medium heat, simmer until soft, about 10 minutes.
2. In a blender, purée the cooked sweet potato with one cup of the milk until the mixture is completely smooth and liquefied, about 1 minute.
3. Put the purée, the remaining milk, chocolate, and spices into a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until the chocolate melts. Don’t let the liquid come to a boil. Serve hot in mugs.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 300 calories, 17 g fat, (11 g saturated), 30 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, 2 g fiber, 65 mg sodium (3% Daily Value).