pumpkin spice hot chocolate

There's nothing better than a mug of hot chocolate on a fall evening. Add some pumpkin to the mix and you've got something really special (trust me).


I found this recipe on Pinterest and love that it is not loaded with sugar or other unhealthy ingredients. The original recipe makes two servings, but since the hubs is not a fan of pumpkin (I'm still hoping he'll come around...) I cut it in half to make a perfect single serving. The pumpkin in this recipe is NOT overpowering at all, but just adds a little more depth and richness. 

Single Serving Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
Adapted from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 tbsp Ovaltine drink mix
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Dash of vanilla extract
stevia, to taste

1. Blend all ingredients except stevia in a blender until thoroughly mixed.
2. Check sweetness and add stevia to taste. Blend once more.
3. Pour mixture into a saucepan and stir regularly until steaming. 
4. Serve in a big mug and enjoy!

xo.

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