It's been chilly lately, so I've been drinking extra hot drinks lately. This is one of my new favorites, and it carries with it a powerful but tasty antioxidant punch!
Cocoa or cacao powder
Sweetener of choice (I used maple syrup)
Cinnamon or pumpkin/pie spice blend
Fresh or powdered ginger
Five spice blend (optional)
Your milk of choice
Directions: If you're using fresh ginger, cut or grate it; you can add it into a small amount of water, like I did, or try heating it with the milk. Just remember to strain it at the end!
Next, heat your milk if you haven't already, over a gentle temperature so you don't scald it. Whisk in your cocoa or, better yet, cacao powder; I like mine strong and added 2-3 tablespoons. Add turmeric (I eyeballed it, but probably went for about a teaspoon), a pinch of five spice if you'd like, a pinch or two or cinnamon or some pumpkin or pie spice blend. If you like spicy, you could also add some cayenne.
Add your sweetener to taste. Once the milk is hot, it should mix right in.
Voila! You've got an herb-heavy antioxidant hot chocolate packed with warming herbs, great for taking the chill out!
There are endless variations on this recipe; you can experiment with superfruits like maqui powder, greens, moringa, or anything else you can think of!
The Good Nutrition blog contains the opinions of its writers, and does not reflect the position of Good Nutrition. We are not healthcare professionals, and nothing contained in this blog should be construed as medical advice. The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.