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N16351D
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10/14/12 6:32 A

I combine vanilla soy milk, with plain cocoa and adjust the sugar to my tastes. The soy milk tastes like cream and has less fat and calories than cow's milk and I can have as little or as much sugar in the hot chocolate this way.



ONELITTLEPILL
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10/14/12 6:30 A

HMR shake made hot like hot chocolate?



NAUSIKAA
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10/14/12 4:29 A

Hi Kylar, I have a similar problem, I love hot chocolate but it upsets my stomach so I don't drink it. I drink vanilla tea instead and that seems to satisfy the same craving for me.

I love bisques (smooth, creamy soups) and I make them all winter. Roasted eggplant bisque, roasted tomato bisque, chickpea bisque, etc. There are a thousand variations. These are real "comfort foods". Also lentil soup, split pea soup. Any kind of soup!!!!

Pumpkin spice oatmeal sounds awesome, I'm going to try that.



KYLAR_STERN
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10/13/12 9:51 P

Thanks for the suggestion! I just made it and it was exactly what I was looking for. I used 2% milk which is why I think it was so good since that's a bit creamier (I have always drinken skim all my life til a week ago) I added 2 tsp coco powder, 2 packets splenda and some cinnamon. Perfect for what I was looking for.



CORTNEY-LEE
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10/13/12 2:45 P

I should have give you more instructions... derp!

Yes, heat the milk in the microwave,
in a separate cup put the coco powder and splenda
pour a small amount of the warm milk into the cup and mix it, gradually add the rest of the milk while stirring.

My Nana used to make it on the stove like that and serve it with peanut butter toast for breakfast!



KYLAR_STERN
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10/13/12 2:33 P

@courtney lee, I could do that. I have splenda packets I use for coffee. Just warm it up in the microwave?



CORTNEY-LEE
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10/13/12 1:45 P

1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of coco powder
trivua to taste



MPLANE37
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10/13/12 11:58 A

I think if you make your own starting with pure cocoa, you can control the sugar you put in there, and thus the total calories.



REAGENTMEL
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10/13/12 11:56 A

I've been using chocolate protein powder in my morning coffee instead of "real" sweeteners. I make it with a little milk, and using instant coffee. One day, I forgot to put in the coffee, so it was just warm water, a little milk, and the chocolate protein powder. Tasted just like hot chocolate to me!



KYLAR_STERN
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10/13/12 11:02 A

Just wondering if anyone has an idea here. Its not really a big deal. I know its not winter time yet, but with the cooler weather I've been wanting nice warm comfort foods. I had a wonderful bowl of pumpkin spice oatmeal this morning, and am making chili tonight.

Last couple days a nice, warm, thick cup of hot chocolate has sounded really good. I just really don't want all the sugar. I have problems with sugar and binging. Hot chocolate one night leads to a couple fun sized candy bars the next day, then a bowl of ice cream, and then I go to town on a box of donuts at work. Stuff like that has happened to me before so I just need to keep eating good and then treats aren't a temptation at all. Any suggestions? Doesn't even have to be low calorie, just good calories I can use.



 
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