Golden Hot Chocolate (vegan)

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Guys, I've got to share this recipe with you because it's soooooo goooood!

Well, first of all I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time with your family, your loved ones, or just by yourself :)

The anti-oxidant powerhouse turmeric gives this latte it's beautiful, vibrant yellow colour. The earthy flavour of turmeric root is perfectly balanced by the sweet white chocolate and the fluffy whipped cream in this recipe.  

If you are – like me – into Ayurvedic medicine you'd want to know that golden milk is indeed recommended for all three body types (or doshas). Obviously, the chocolate and whipped cream make it rather a treat than a treatment, but still, you are basically sneaking in a bit of medicine with this drink :) The superfood turmeric, especially known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, builds immunity, supports the liver, helps treat colds and coughs, supports digestion, purifies the blood, supports your treatment of autoimmune disease, and more.

So basically: This hot beverage is perfect for these cold-prone months!



GOLDEN HOT CHOCOLATE

Preparation time: 10 mins
Main ingredients: almond milk, turmeric, chocolate
difficulty level: easy
serves: 2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:

2 cups (500ml) plant milk (I use almond milk)
2 soft dates, pitted *
2 tsp cacao powder or carob powder
2 tsp turmeric powder OR a pea-sized piece of fresh turmeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
a dash of black pepper
a pinch of salt
about 1/3 cup (60g) vegan white chocolate (I use rice chocolate)

(optional) vegan whipped cream

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients except for the chocolate to a blender, and blend until smooth. (Or just add to a small saucepan and whisk until combined.) You need the black pepper to activate all the power in the turmeric, so don't skip it.
Transfer to a small saucepan and warm over medium heat. 
Add the white chocolate. 
Stir continuously until it is just hot, but ready to drink. 
Remove from heat and enjoy with some vegan whipped cream and shaved chocolate on top.

* NOTES:
No blender? Use an immersion blender instead, or substitute the dates with about 2 tbsp agave or maple syrup.  
For a healthier, sugar-free alternative check out my golden milk recipe. 
For the hotter months simply pour your chocolate mix into a glass and allow to cool. Once cooled, add in a splash of almond milk and a bunch of ice cubes, and you've got yourself a chilled Golden Turmeric Latte!





Maisy

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