This spicy drinking chocolate is perfect during the holidays. Get all of the amazing benefits of having raw cacao in your diet while sipping on a dessert drink. 🍫 ☕️ Cacao is packed with phytonutrients, protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, flavonoids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that can support slowing the aging process, reduce your cholesterol, improve heart function and reduce your risk of cancer. Now that’s a hot chocolate with a punch!
❄️2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
❄️1 cup powdered cacao
❄️1 teaspoon vanilla extract
❄️1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
❄️1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper*
❄️2 tablespoons organic raw sugar*
*Can be modified to make spicier or sweeter to taste.
🌱Heat almond milk over medium heat in saucepan.
🌱Once warmed, add sugar.
🌱Add cacao powder to saucepan slowly by whisking into the almond milk.
🌱Add spices and vanilla extract.
Serve warm in mug of choice on a snowy day . 🔥👍🏼❄️
Chia is an ancient Mayan word for strength. Introducing it into my diet has helped my hunger and stamina exponentially. It’s a good source of protein, fiber, calcium and omega-3. Eating chia puddings have become a staple for me on days I’m losing weight and feeling motivated to work out. My favorite cookie is definitely my mom’s gingerbread so combining her spices with chia pudding seemed like a perfect fit to satisfy my sweet tooth in a healthy way.
4 tablespoons black chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon* of cinnamon
A dash* of ginger
A dash* of clove
*Can be increased with preference.
Combine ingredients in Tupperware bowl and leave in fridge overnight. If you would like to make more for the week, just keep the ratio of 4 tablespoons per cup of coconut milk in mind.
In the morning, enjoy a healthful, yummy gingerbread chia pudding !