Healthy Recipes: Stimulating, Mood and Energy Lifting Hot Chocolate Drink

Great BGH Healthy Recipes

You can now enHealthy Recipes: Stimulating, Mood and Energy Lifting Hot Chocolate Drinkjoy great-tasting, healthy recipes that are both stimulating and mood/energy lifting especially if you are a lover of hot chocolate drink. Below are some healthy recipes that you can follow:   

Basic Hot Chocolate Recipe 

Ingredients:

500ml Hot Tea base (tea bags, gynostemma, gogi berries, cinnamon sticks, etc)

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

1-2 tablespoons raw organic honey (or stevia to taste)

1 tablespoon coconut oil and/or cacao butter (cacao butter is optional)

Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Heat the water until it is at a low boil.

Pour the hot water over your tea leaves or tea bags and steep for 10 minutes.

If you are using Gogi berries and/ or cinnamon sticks, bring the water to low boil, then add in 2 tablespoons of organic Gogi berries and /or 6 Ceylon cinnamon sticks and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Strain tea and place in blender. Blend the tea and the oils first to emulsify the oils. Add remaining ingredients and blend it on high for 30 seconds.

Pour into a mug and sprinkle with a small amount of cacao powder.

Optional Ingredients You Can Add to Your Healthy Recipes

1 tablespoon Maca powder

½ – 1 tsp shilajit powder

½ tsp of Mucuna

(You can also use any variation and combination of Reishi, Cordyceps, Ho Shou Wu concentrated herbal extract)

2 tablespoons nut milk or organic cream

You can blend any of these additional ingredients in and adjust the cacao powder and sweeteners to taste. Pour into a mug or glass and enjoy!

More Variation Healthy Recipes

To create a delicious variation of “Mexican Hot Chocolate” healthy recipes, you can add a pinch of Cayenne pepper to the drink before you blend. This will warm you up on those cold winter nights. Cayenne pepper boosts metabolism and is also known as an aphrodisiac. Ooh la la!

You can also add Mucuna which has a dark coffee-like flavor. Another ingredient to add is Shilajit which has a rich and smoky taste that if combined with cacao powder will give you healthy recipes that are very delicious! Mucuna contains a cocktail of ingredients that are precursor to “dopamine” which has a considerable influence on the mind and libido. This beverage is mildly stimulating, mood-lifting, makes you feel mentally clear and gives you a boost of energy for several hours.

Reishi, Cordyceps and Ho Shou Wu are thee of the most touted and revered herbs in Chinese Herbalism. Together or individually, they have a very calming, grounding and uplifting effect. They are gently nourishing, adaptogenic and always work to restore balance within your body. The herbs are slightly bitter and earthy, which in synergy with the cacao and other ingredients, give you an end result that is a superb elixir — gently stimulating and tonifying. These healthy recipes are great replacements for a latte or cappuccino without producing the usual adrenal crash.

Experiment with these different blends and healthy recipes and you will soon work out your favorites, as well as, be on your way to improved and vibrant health!



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