Tumeric Hot Chocolate

June 28, 2020

Tumeric Hot Chocolate

Well winter has certainly arrived this week! As much as we love a change in season, a change in foods, a change in clothes- it can be quite cold in the mornings and at night. When we need to warm up, we often reach for less than ideal comfort foods or sugary warm drinks, so why not warm up with a healthy hot chocolate with a twist?

Hot chocolate can be a very healthy treat that also fills you up. When made with raw cacao, hot chocolate adds incredible vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants (40 times to that of blueberries) to your body. 

  • Magnesium & calcium
  • Iron & copper
  • Zinc & potassium

Add in some Tumeric and what else do you get? A dose of curcumin, which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant).

 

Tumeric Hot Chocolate

Author: Julia @ www.happyfoodstube.com

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Milk of choice
  • tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons Coconut Oil , to help absorb the turmeric
  • A Pinch of Black Pepper , to help absorb the turmeric
  • A Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Honey (adjust to your sweetness preference)

Instructions:

  1. Pour milk in a sauce pan. Add cocoa powder, turmeric and coconut oil. Mix everything with a whisk until combined and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off the heat, add a pinch of black pepper and cayenne pepper and give it a stir.
  3. Pour in a mug. Let it cool down a bit before adding honey.
  4. Serve warm.

Notes:

  1. Honey can be substituted with sugar, agave syrup or maple syrup.
  2. Coconut oil and black pepper are important here as they help your body absorb turmeric.
  3. Cayenne pepper can be omitted.