Stay warm and treat yourself with some lavender hot cocoa! This recipe is a cinch and not only adds antioxidants to your day, but some foodie flare. Studies show that cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure and improvement in cholesterol levels, among other benefits.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp dried lavender (we found this in the bulk herbs at HEB Central Market)
1 tbsp local honey
Pinch of salt
In a small saucepan heat almond milk and dried lavender. Steep for about 5 minutes. Strain lavender from almond milk. Place milk back into saucepan and whisk in cocoa powder, honey, and salt. Heat thoroughly, pour into your favorite mug, and enjoy! Makes 1 serving.
Tip: Shop for the highest percentage of cocoa in your dark chocolate to receive the most health benefit. We recommend 70-80%!