healthy hot chocolate - Nourished Body and mind

Do you <img decoding=” src=”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/2764.svg”> chocolate? 

I know I do! In my family, we are so hooked on dark chocolate that we have a “chocolate drawer” in our kitchen! Truth!!! 

And because I am all about how to nourish our bodies and minds, I thought I should share a few chocolate facts so that you, too, can enjoy this miraculously yummy food without even a trace of guilt!  

My recipes call specifically for raw cacao. Raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. This process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat. 

DID YOU KNOW THAT RAW CACAO:

<img decoding=” src=”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/2764.svg”> Has 40 times the number of antioxidants as blueberries! 

<img decoding=” src=”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/2764.svg”> Provides the highest available plant-based source of iron, and iron absorption is enhanced by combining with vitamin C found in foods such as oranges, kiwi, or even super foods like camu camu, which you can enjoy in my family’s favorite, most decadent chocolate orange pudding. 

<img decoding=” src=”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/2764.svg”> Has more calcium than cow’s milk.

<img decoding=” src=”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/2764.svg”> Is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant! A proven source of bliss or love chemicals like serotonin and dopamine, raw cacao can be associated with cozy warm feelings of happiness and well-being, and can even alleviate depression. Try this new Healthy, Hot Chocolate for even more cozy warmth.

<img decoding=” src=”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/2764.svg”> High in magnesium, which is important for a healthy heart and brain, and helps you turn glucose into energy.

Amazing, right?! AND…these Valentines Truffles promise an extra dose of sweetness.

Healthy Hot Chocolate

This healthy hot chocolate is warming, nourishing and packed with antioxidants. It's perfect any time you want a raw guilt-free treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nut milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 inch fresh ginger OR 1/8 teaspoon powdered
  • 1-2 dates pitted
  • Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Combine the above ingredients in a blender until creamy. Then pour into a saucepan and heat on low to medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
  • Pour into a cup and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
  • Enjoy!
  • Makes 1 serving.


Posted On

February 8, 2017

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