07 December 2012

Blessed with Aqua Sky + Healthy Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe


>>>>>>>>>This is not a sponsored post....I just had to share my good fortune>>>>>>>>>

Big title...I know. There's been a few silver linings to this whole diabetes mess. In trying to find healthy recipes, I found Maria Emmerich's blog and had my very narrow low-carb world opened up a lot. I also discovered Swerve Sweetener. Most sugar replacement products don't agree with my tummy, but Swerve is different, and has made a big difference for me.

Well, long story short, Swerve sponsored a giveaway on Maria's blog for a Kitchenaid Mixer.  And I won.  I still am in a bit of shock.  I got to pick my color, so this Aqua Sky beauty now lives on my counter.


Dolly was more impressed with the boxes the mixer was packed in.


The Swerve company also sent me this cute little lunch box filled with baking supplies and some of their Confectioners Swerve which I can use to make some fun treats.


Swerve measures cup for cup as sugar would in a recipe.  So I thought I'd try altering Alton Brown's hot cocoa mix for my new dietary needs.  It is so good!  Here is my much lower carbohydrate and lower calorie version of my favorite holiday beverage:


You'll need:

  • 1/2 cup powdered Swerve
  • 1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of xanthan gum (makes it thicken up a bit)
Measure all ingredients to a small mason jar. Cover with lid and shake well to mix.

To make a steaming mug of cocoa,  measure 3/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk into a small sauce pan.  Add 1/4 cup cocoa mix and stir with wire whisk and simmer on medium heat until well combined.


Pour into your favorite mug, and enjoy!


Mix makes approximately 4 servings.

Any of you game to try this??

9 happy thoughts:

Tiffany said...

NO WAY!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS.

Design Esquire said...

Congratulations! I love the color you chose. The hot chocolate looks really tasty too.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Woooooooooah! You lucky, lucky girl! That is a humdinger of a prize! Go you!!!

Sarahx

Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

That's awesome Chris! I've never heard of that sweetener but I'm so glad you found something that works for you. And I am IN LOVE with that mixer! Merry Christmas!

Anne said...

Congrats, congrats!! Yay, now you can whip up some wonderful healthy goodies for yourself and family!! :) Love the colour too!! :)

Narelle Heath said...

Congrats! Couldn't have happened to a nicer person and you deserve it! A nice present for all the family, by the looks. Not really hot chocolate weather here at the moment, but might have to try your recipe in a few months...

Andy said...

Gorgeous new mixer! I've never heard of Swerve, but this non-lactose girl LOVES almond milk!

Stephanie said...

Wow, I can't believe you won that! Woohoo! I don't know if I would try it to be honest. But I did pass the recipe on to my niece. I love the color you picked. So darn lucky, I am happy for you Chris.

Melissa said...

Wow!! What a blessing!! Yeah for you!!

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