Have you ditched coffee as part of your New Year’s resolution? Never fear I’ve got the perfect solution for you. Whizz up a batch of Gingerbread Raw Hot Chocolate Mix in just 3 minutes. It makes the perfect gift for loved ones or just a super special treat for you. Let’s be honest it’s mainly a super special treat for you! The great thing is that cacao in its raw state possesses some pretty awesome properties. Cacao releases endorphins into your body, making you feel happy thus boosting your mental energy, it also increases the blood flowing from your brain to your body which again boosts your energy levels. Plus it’s also jam-packed with magnesium which helps to fight fatigue. So, if you find coffee gives you a crash you might find cacao a better substitute!
Whizz up a batch of Gingerbread Raw Hot Chocolate Mix in just 3 minutes for the perfect warming treat that doubles up as an energising substitute for coffee…
The hot chocolate mix is so easy to make, and it contains minimal ingredients that won’t spike your blood sugar such as coconut sugar and cinnamon – which actually helps to stabilise your blood sugar too. I used ginger and nutmeg for that cosy warming sensation that we all need in these colder months, and I’ve even written up the recipe so you know how to use the hot chocolate mix once you’ve made it – I like to add in a tiny bit of blackstrap molasses for a more authentic gingerbread flavour but this isn’t essential.
I hope you guys all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and for those of you that voted for me in the UK Blog Awards thank you so much! Your support has led to me being put forward to the finals in the Culinary category so fingers crossed in April I might be the bearer of some awesome news! It’s one I’ve always dreamed of getting but have been too scared to even put my name forward, now I’m so glad that I did!
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