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Healing Hot Chocolate For One

This warm, decadent, creamy hot chocolate is the perfect comfort drink for the cold winter evenings…


Free from dairy, egg, gluten, peanut, sesame and soy


If you are a chocoholic, like me, doing the 21 Day Body Reset can be particularly difficult as only minimal natural sugar is allowed.


However, I have got a delicious recipe that lets me get my fix without breaking the rules and is very healthy!


What more can I ask for…


Ingredients – Serves 1

100ml brown rice milk

100ml water

1/2tsp almond butter

1½tsp cacao powder

pinch of vanilla seeds

pinch of ground cinnamon


Method

This is so easy to make, I am almost embarrassed to write it up!


Place all the ingredients into a blender and let it whiz for a minute.


Pour the mixture into a pan and warm up. Stir occasionally and when it gets to a temperature you like gently pour into a cup with all the lovely froth created from the blender.


Sit down, relax and enjoy…



Health Benefits of Almonds

Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss.


What is the difference between cocoa versus cacao?

Cocoa powder and cacao powder are very similar. Both will give a similar bitterness and depth of chocolate flavour.


The only difference being that cocoa is processed at a much higher temperature (and often packaged cocoa contains added sugar and dairy in chocolate bars).


Cacao powder is made from fermented beans that have not been roasted. Cacao is higher in protein, fiber, magnesium and iron.


Health Benefits of Vanilla

Vanilla seeds are a great way to enhance the sweetness in this hot chocolate but without adding any unwanted calories from sugar. It is rich in antioxidants which help repair your body at the molecular level. It has also been linked to lesser the risks of cancer and diabetes. Furthermore, they help reduce the effects of aging and promote more vibrant skin. The smell of vanilla has a very calmly effect on the mind and body.


Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice loaded with antioxidants, anti–inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It helps reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels and relieves digestive comfort.


Let me know how yours turned out. Would love to hear from you.


Anita Anand

xxx


P.S. – If you would like to do the 21 Day Body Reset, click here.



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