This is my new found early morning love! Almond milk mocha with chai spice. This is my own chai spice blend available at Conscious Health website. I also make my own homemade almond milk. The ones that are store bought does not taste as good and contains tapioca starch, calcium carbonate, potassium citrate, lecithin and natural flavour. I would rather take 5 minutes and make my own. Especially since I own a Vitamix. I also add other amazing ingredients to my almond milk. Soon I will share this recipe too.
I am sharing the benefits of the ingredients below before I share my recipe. Please do not add coffee and make it your own hot chocolate if you are avoiding caffeine.
Cacao: This world renowned food in its original form is healthy and nutrient dense. In its raw form cacao is rich in antioxidants and minerals such as, magnesium, chromium, iron, zinc, copper. It has amazing heart health benefits, aids weight loss and depression. Cacao is a bitter substance that can help fight blood sugar imbalances. Cacao is an excellent source of anti-depressant phenethylamine (PEA) molecule.
Almond Milk: This dairy free milk option is prepared from almonds. Almonds are lower in fat compared to dairy, but high in energy. 1 cup of almond milk has 40 calories, calcium and potassium. Almonds contains Vitamin E, B2, Proteins, and Good fats. It contains minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
Chai Spice Blend: Conscious Health Chai Spice blend contain cinnamon, cardamom, clove, bay leaf and ginger. All of these spices have superior health benefit properties. Together they improve circulation, reduces body pain and aches and strengthens the immune system.
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Just try this recipe!!
- 1 cup almond milk (I make mine at home)
- 1 cup spring water or filtered water
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs
- 1 teaspoon organic instant coffee
- 2 dates
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon chai spice mix
- 1 teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil
- pinch of sea salt
- Freshly grind the raw cacao.
- In a high speed blender add all of the above ingredients but the coconut oil.
- Pour into a cup and stir in the coconut oil.