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A warm cup of turmeric hot cocoa in the morning is the perfect start to the day. Sweetened with maple syrup, this warm drink is as good for you as it is tasty!
Spring, summer, and fall are always busy around here. There are projects that require a lot of energy, and one way I fuel that energy is to drink coffee…sometimes too much coffee!
Last fall, I decided I needed a break from coffee (insert sad face). I had become too dependent on the caffeine to give me energy. It was no longer effective, and I was still tired. My Mom was out visiting and suggested adding turmeric to my homemade hot cocoa. Brilliant! Time for a change and a boost for my immune system!
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and supports the immune system in different ways. According to this article, it has “potent anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-cancer and antibacterial properties.”
Turmeric’s health benefits include fighting inflammation, increasing brain function (reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease), and some claim it reduces your risk of cancer. I am all for that, and I need all the brainpower I can get!
Turmeric hot cocoa is simple, warm, sweet, and just the right amount of turmeric to give it a little grounding spice while not overpowering the cocoa flavor.
I love using fresh milked Molly milk (with the cream mixed in), which makes it extra tasty, and my brain needs that extra fat in the morning in the morning to get going!
The maple syrup is usually from Costco (I order online!). The cocoa and turmeric are from Azure Standard, and the vanilla extract is homemade!
We don’t have a microwave (by choice) so I always use the stovetop to make it.
Hot Cocoa Recipe
You’ll see, this recipe is so easy to whip up (I usually just ‘guesstimate’ measurements every morning, so you’ll definitely have to tweak it to make it your own!)
Turmeric Hot Cocoa
Turmeric Hot Cocoa - the perfect drink for a cold day. Turmeric is an ancient remedy for inflammation and supports a healthy immune system.
- 3 C. Whole Milk
- 2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla
- 2 TBSP Maple Syrup
- Pour milk into small heavy-bottom pot. Heat on stovetop (or in microwave).
- Whisk in cocoa powder, maple syrup, turmeric, and vanilla.
- Heat to scalding (or cooler if you prefer).
- Sip and enjoy!
Just mix up a batch of this lovely turmeric hot cocoa and sip on it all day. It’s so delicious!
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