I Should Cocoa!

20131206-000400.jpgIt’s cold out, and it’s the Season to be jolly, but I definitely think we can do better than mass-produced sugary chocolate drinks.

20131206-000235.jpgIt’s time to get busy in the kitchen, but don’t worry kitchenphobes… if you can make a cup of tea then you’re qualified to take on this simple recipe…

1 can organic coconut milk (400 ml)
1 date, pitted and chopped
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (2 ml)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (30 mll)

Add a dollop of unsweetened whipping cream for fun!

Instructions (credit)
Bring the coconut milk and chopped date to a boil in a small pot over medium-high heat.
Gently boil the coconut milk for a few minutes then turn off the heat. Let the date soak in the milk for ten minutes to soften.
Pour the coconut milk and date into a blender and blend at medium or high speed for twenty-five seconds or more until the date pieces completely dissolve in the milk.
Add vanilla and cocoa powder.
Blend again until combined and frothy.
Heat gently on the stove
Pour into your favourite festive mug and delight in the warm chocolate glow!

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Here’s some trivia to go with your hot drink of dreams…

One British study estimated that since 1940 the copper content of dairy products has declined by 90%, veg by 76% and meats by 55%!

30g of dark chocolate (85%cocoa) will provide 1 milligram of copper.

You could meet your copper quota with 115g of chicken/duck/goose liver per week together with a daily 30g dark chocolate helping.

#chocolateeverydamnday!!! 😁😁😁

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