I went for a little jog today, in between squalls, followed by some stretching and foam rolling, but my muscles needed something more. A hot shower and a hot drink did the trick for me.
Golden milk is all the rage these days, giving turmeric a little taste of fad fame, but with good reason. Curcumin, the powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory compound found in turmeric, is what gives it it's bright orange or yellow color, and it's nutritional hype.
But did you know about cacao? Raw cacao is another champion superfood, touted for a high concentration of minerals and magnesium, as well as it's antioxidant profile. And it's CHOCOLATE! Raw cacao is unsweetened and cold pressed, helping maintain that nutrient density. You will need some sweetener when working with cacao powder, but this way you are in charge of those added sugars, so sweeten to your liking.
turmeric hot chocolate
- 2 cups milk (any kind of alternative milk will work, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 1 tsp grated fresh turmeric, or dried ground
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
- 1 tsp honey or sweetener of your choice
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- pinch of black pepper
This recipe was revised and inspired from Happy Foods Tube.