Thursday, January 23, 2014

Warm Red Velvet Cocoa

Hello anyone who is still reading. I figured I'd check in real quick to say hi and let you know I'm still alive and well. I hope everyone is staying warm in this freezing cold weather (well, at least it is freezing here). I've been enjoying three consecutive snow days at home with my kiddos, sledding (we have a lot of the powdery stuff, perfect for downhill racing) and warming up with some yummy hot cocoa. I've posted some of my favorite versions in the past (like in this blast-from-the-past video of Hayden and I posted below, as well as this superfood version), but today, I wanted to share my new favorite, which reminds me of warm liquid red velvet.

Basically, it's just warm almond milk mixed with CocoCardio, a combination of organic natural non-alkalized cocoa powder, organic rapid zone dried beet juice and concentrated hibiscus extract. The "beet-iful" color and chocolatey flavor reminds me of scrumptious red velvet, much like the raw vegan Perfectly Fit Red Velvet Cupcake I made a while back. I also like to add some protein powder to the Warm Red Velvet Cocoa, which makes it even more like the cupcake.

Speaking of Perfect Fit Protein, it was formulated by Karena and Katrina of Tone It Up. I'm taking part in their Love Your Body Challenge again (although I've been participating privately, rather than tweeting everything I do). It's so fun, and I love how they promote confidence, like in their blog post yesterday. Gotta sport the red lipstick or perhaps my natural beet stain; keep my shoulders back and lead with my heart.

How do you boost your confidence?