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Jennifer May’s Choc-Tumeric Healthy Hot Chocolate

 1.50 cups Califia Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk
 2 tbsp Raw cacao or organic cocoa (for magnesium, polyphenols and extra happy hormone support)
 2 tsp maple syrup or raw honey (for sweetness with added minerals)
 1 tsp cinnamon (anti-inflammatory and assists with balancing blood sugar)
 1.50 tsp turmeric (anti-inflammatory, immune boosting and mood boosting)
 1 Pinch black pepper (helps with better absorption of turmeric)
 1 Tiny pinch of good quality salt such as Himalayan rock salt or Celtic sea salt (improves the richness of taste whilst also adding important electrolytes)
 1 tsp coconut oil (adds MCT oils which are quickly converted to energy on a cellular level. Also contains lauric and caprylic acids which have an antimicrobial effect - killing nasty bacteria and yeast. Also makes it taste more creamy and delicious).

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and then add to a saucepan over low to medium heat. Continue to whisk to allow a gentle foam to develop. Allow to warm to your desired heat. Serve topped with a light dash of cacao/cocoa.


Tip: If you have a sweet tooth then try sprinkling 1/4 of a tsp of sugar over the top of the drink once poured. This way, you drink a small amount of sweet liquid with every mouthful which can make the drink feel more heavily sweetened than it is. This trick also works for children.

For particularly sugar-addicted kids (or adults) as a rule of thumb, start with a sweetened recipe to gain 'trust' in the recipe. Then gradually reduce the sugar each time you make it until you find the lowest level that is tolerated. This often results in enjoying a much lower level of sweetness in just days to weeks.