Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quick & Easy Homemade Hot Cocoa

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Once it gets cold up here, I get addicted to Hot Cocoa. I replace my morning coffee with it, drink it when I'm cold, and when I get home from work. I love it, but it definitely doesn't love me - and I'm uncomfortable with the amount of white sugar that is contained in those happy little packages.

So, here it is: Really quick and easy hot cocoa you can make with stuff you already have in your house, and no added white sugar at all. Rest easier, waist line!

1 c vanilla almond milk, or favourite non-dairy milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp chocolate extract (or you can sub in Caramel, Mint, Coffee, Raspberry, Orange...)
1-2 tbsp agave nectar
1/4 c cocoa powder

In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk and agave nectar. Add in extracts, and whisk. Add in cocoa powder slowly, whisking to remove clumps and continue to heat until desired temperature. Taste and adjust agave if necessary. Then pour in a mug, top with Rice Whip and chocolate shavings. Bam!- Hot Cocoa in five minutes, and infinitely better than a packet of store-bought.

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