Real Hot Chocolate
If your children, like my daughter start nagging for hot chocolate as it gets colder, don’t buy the ones from the store that are loaded with sugar, gm corn syrup, soy, overly processed cocoa and chemical fluff….just make REAL HOT CHOCOLATE for them so they at least are getting a nutrient dense version of the same – without all the industrial additives!
All you need to do is gently heat a cup of their milk of choice – if it’s dairy make sure it is from pastured cows on grass not receiving any supplement feed with antibiotics and growth hormones.
Use your favourite raw honey or organic maple syrup – at least then the sweetness is coming from a whole sugar source and contains some nutrition – and use a raw cacao powder like the one from Superfoods or Trace the Taste. Because they’re raw and haven’t been heaten and overly processed, they are still packed with the nutrients in cacao. I add a tiny little bit of organic vanilla powder as well. All you do is heat the milk gently (rice milk also works beautifully here), in the mug you’re going to use – mix up a tsp of the cacao powder and a pinprick of the vanilla powder (optional), add the honey to the warming milk so that it melts, take a tablespoon of the warm milk and stir it into the cacao and vanilla in the mug so it makes a smooth paste, then simply add the milk to the mug and stir through.
Real hot chocolate without all the nonsense….so your child still gets the comfort of warm drinks in Winter but without stressing their immune systems which they need to fight off colds and winter flu’s…
You can also of course – add a block of real dark organic chocolate or some whipped cream from grass-fed cows to jazz it up, if you’re mother of the year:)
We’ll have a whole load of new raw honeys in for you next week as well to use for your favourite winter teas and cocoas – the creamed boekenhout (my favourite) as well as some nut honeys..I’ll let you know as soon as we have them..
This is what the Jozi Real Food Revolution is about.
If you love burgers, and don’t want to give them up – you don’t have to – all you need to do is make them out of real nutrient dense ingredients – beef from grass-fed cows, use something other than white bread as the bun like Lynne using mushrooms, make a quick home-made tomato sauce sweetened with honey and a pesto bursting with the goodness of green vegetables – it will TASTE WAY BETTER than the refined commercial version and you’ll appreciate it all the more knowing that you supported sustainable farms as well as your health by using whole, real, organic ingredients! Here is the link to that recipe again if you missed it…http://makeandbakefromscratch.com/2013/04/29/100-grass-fed-burgers-with-a-flat-mushroom-bun/