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this post is so NOT timely (hot cocoa in JUNE?!)

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Jun 17, 2011

Nobody really wants to read a healthy hot cocoa recipe in June, huh. I’ll have more appropriate spring garden recipes for you Sunday.

But I went for a bike ride at 7:45 p.m. up the canyon. My friend Jennie kept griping about the next steep hill: “I thought you said this was the last one!” It’s my favorite ride, 10 miles up and 10 miles back, so beautiful it takes my breath away.

Somehow I didn’t think about how cold it would be, in my t-shirt and shorts, flying down the canyon at 35 mph. I was so frozen when I got to the bottom that I raced home, made this hot cocoa, and got in a steaming hot bath with it:


1 cup hot water

2 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar

1 heaping Tbsp. non-alkalized unsweetened cocoa

1 heaping Tbsp. coconut milk powder

¼ tsp. butterscotch flavoring (Frontier brand, no alcohol)

Whiz all in the blender, pour into a mug, and enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “this post is so NOT timely (hot cocoa in JUNE?!)”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Robyn,

    I have enjoyed your blog and ordered a BlenTech! The smoothies are great and I now want to get a bigger container for the blender. yesterday I paid $39.95 for a digital download of the 12 steps and I can’t find it today. They sent it to my email and I fell asleep reading it last night.. however, today I can’t find it! I don’t know what happened to it.. Is it possible for them to send it again?

  2. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

    Anne, fell asleep reading it, WHAT?! It’s supposed to compete with the most exciting pulp fiction! Write support123@greensmoothiegirl.com and tell them the details of your order and they’ll help you out!

  3. Heck, I’m in Texas and I was craving hot cocoa last night…lol! Btw, I think you should plan a trip to Texas and you should come to our Raw food group meetups! There is one in San Antonio, one in San Marcos, and a zillion in Austin! You are welcome to stay with us when you come! Let’s make arrangements! The Texans are “starving to fatness” help!

  4. you can always make this an iced cocoa.

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