The weather outside isn’t too frightful, but the fire is always delightful, and what goes better with a cozy night in than a hot mug of cocoa? We’ve been binging on something more than just Stranger Things — yep, we’ve got the healing hot cocoa recipe that’s getting us through fall! This sweet treat isn’t just satisfying, but is brimming with spices that create inner warmth, healthy digestion, and hold healing properties for our hard working organs. Read on to find out why you need to make this today!Inspired by the ancient medicinal studies of Ayurveda, this recipe takes some of these traditional key components to jump start your circulation, help your skin fight the change in temps, and soothe your busy mind.
Let’s break down just exactly why this recipe is so beneficial, shall we?
The reason this recipe is so delicious is because it’s cocoa based — duh! But did you know that cocoa can benefit brain function? Due to its ability to help with our circulatory system, it feeds blood to the brain assisting with memory and mental precision. Second, is the use of turmeric in this recipe. We’ve talked extensively about the benefits of this seasonly-hued spice. Turmeric also benefits circulation within our body, and with all that blood flow helps with the growth of our hair, nails, and the skin health. If you are prone to dull skin in the winter months — this is your go to! Next we’ve got honey, honey. Vérité has worshiped what this ingredient can do for your skincare regime, but what can it do for your insides? It’s a great source of anti-oxidants, keeping us energized and on point. It can also help with digestive issues (remember it’s a healing hot cocoa), because it’s overflowing with enzymes and good vitamins such as B complex. Then we’ve got the cinnamon and paprika, both delivering the warmth elements. Cinnamon can be extremely calming for those racing hearts and brains. If you suffer from anxiety, or PMS it can be your best friend at the end of a long day. Cinnamon (like turmeric) contains anti-inflammatory properties which can help you feel slimmer when slipping into that holiday dress, and can aid in de-puffing a post-thanksgiving face — bye, bye bloat!
So, without further ramblings follow these simple instructions to your new guilt free treat:
1 Spoonful Cocoa Powder
1 Dash Freshly Ground Turmeric
1 Spoonful Raw Organic Honey
1 Dash Cinnamon
for a little extra heat, add a dash of paprika.
Combine all ingredients with boiling water in your favorite mug, mix, enjoy!