Drinks

Anti-inflammatory ‘hot choc’

BY Monica Yates

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon raw cacao powder.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger.
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric (depending on your taste).
  • pinch of cardamom (optional – I recommend).
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until warmed.

The reason why I have ‘hot choc’ in inverted commas is because this drink is most definitely not as sweet as a regular hot chocolate and it also has the opposite effect of a hot chocolate. The regular hot chocolate = sugar laden, liver dumping ew stuff inside VS anti-inflammatory ‘hot choc’ = reduces inflammation in the body, good for the gut, extremely high in antioxidants, and is immune boosting.

The turmeric adds the anti-inflammatory, the raw cacao gives it a massive hit of antioxidants and immune boosting benefits and the cinnamon…well cinnamon does just about EVERYTHING.

Optional: teaspoon rice malt syrup, to taste (I recommend no more than 1/2 teaspoon).

(I don’t include it because the milk gives it enough sweetness and frankly you should be drinking this for a soothing drink, not to cure a sugar craving)

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