Happy Snow Day Warriors!
Today is the final day to join the January Jump Start – 5 Day Yoga & Superfood Challenge!
Although the challenge officially starts on Monday, I won’t accept anyone new to the group after today.
Why? Because planning and intention are key.
Fail to prepare… Prepare to Fail (sorry, but it’s true…) Showing up and planning are half the battle.
And BTW, like I shared on my Instagram this morning, there IS not perfect time. If you want it, you have to earn it and take action now.
If not now, when?
If not now, why?
Next week is for ACTION. Today and tomorrow are for laying the ground work for SUCCESS. So if you’ve been meaning to join, what are you waiting for? And if you’re already on board, invite a friend to share the journey with and help keep you motivated and accountable.
Chef Page shared her detox-friendly recipes and grocery list with our group this morning. But you have to join the group to have access to all the free yoga, recipes and health coaching.
Page and I are super excited to share our knowledge and support you. If you stick with it, 5 days can seriously make a difference and can be an amazing jump start to a healhier new year.
OK, enough of that. You’re here for HOT & HEALTHY Chocolate, yes? OK then!
I woke up to snow falling. So the puppies and I went out, shoveled, played snow frisbee and then made a fire and a healthy hot chocolate. If you’re doing the challenge, and weaning off coffee, this is a fabulous healthy treat to try…
Healthy & Hot Chocolate:
1/2 C nut milk (I use Silk brand a lot because it’s Non-Gmo and carrageenan-free) – it’s not organic, but it is easy to find in most stores
1T raw organic cacao powder (you could certainly use Hershey’s cocoa powder if you can’t find raw, organic cacao powder. The main difference is the processing, which therefore affects the quality and nutritional value). So going for raw, organic is preferred. Both are high in antioxidants but raw organic cacao is considered a “super food” because of it’s abundance of nutrients like magnesium, chromium, dietary fiber and even protein!
1T maple syrup, raw organic honey, or coconut sugar (you could use a little more or less based on your taste). Maple syrup contains trace nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium zinc and B6; raw unprocessed organic honey contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and antibacterial properties; the main benefit of organic coconut sugar is that it’s lower on the glycemic index, so less likely to spike blood sugar as compared to reguar table sugar).
1T coconut oil (high quality fatty acids to help with brain health and to stabilize blood sugar, along with antimicrobial properties)
A dash of Himalayan sea salt (high in trace minerals and helps balance hydration and blood sugar)
Added options: 1 drop of peppermint essential oil (antimicrobial properties and good for digestion… be sure to use food-grade oils only! I use doTerra); or a teaspoon of cinnamon (anti-inflammatory properties plus can lower blood sugar and heart disease risk).
To prepare, add cacao, sweetner, coconut oil, and sea salt to the bottom of you mug. Heat up your nut milk. Add just enough nut milk to the cacao mixture to blend and get all the chunks of powder mixed in well. Then continue to add the milk little by little. Or, you can heat the entire concoction on the stove in a pot and pour into a mug. Sit by a hot fire and ENJOY!!!
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