Nothing tastes better on a bone-chilling day than a piping hot beverage. The problem is many popular coffee shop concoctions hide loads of calories in whipped cream, fatty flavored syrups, and sugary toppings. These warm bevvies, stripped of unnecessary calories and saturated fats, offer deliciously healthy alternatives made with good-for-you ingredients.
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Indulge in a mug of hot cocoa with Catherine McCord's healthy twist on the cold-weather classic. The mom and model, who launched Weelicious in 2007, substitutes agave for sugar in this chocolate drink, so it's not loaded with empty calories.
1 c. skim, low-fat, whole, soy, almond or rice milk
2 tsp. agave
1 tbsp. chocolate cocoa
Bring the milk to a near boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer. Whisk in the agave and cocoa until thoroughly combined. Serve.
Makes one serving.