What do we need when we have already had multiple coffees and you are looking for a healthy hot chocolate alternative? It’s different – but incredibly comforting and tasty.
This Golden Turmeric hot chocolate includes chocolate, many warming spices and some heavy hitters in the world of anti-inflammatory ingredients; namely manuka honey and turmeric.
Turmeric is a spice that’s been used for centuries by ancient cultures to promote better health due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and it’s the ability to support the immune system. We have added a pinch of black pepper to enhance the absorption of the turmeric – don’t worry, you are not sacrificing taste for nutritional health as the cocoa, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne and nutmeg balance out the pepper. Additionally, avocado oil is included as the active compound in turmeric is fat-soluble, meaning it needs fat to be absorbed by the body. This hot chocolate, poured into your favourite mug while you read a good book, you will feel golden from the inside out this winter.
2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
1.5 Tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pinch of black pepper (to help absorb the turmeric)
2 tsp Manuka honey (substitute maple syrup for a vegan option)
2–3 tsp Avo oil (to help absorb the turmeric)
In a saucepan combine the milk, turmeric and avo oil. Slowly add the cocoa powder and whisk any cocoa lumps. Bring to the boil and whisk along the way.
Once it is boiling, turn off the heat and stir in black pepper and cayenne pepper.
Pour into your favourite mugs and serve.