Being that it is Valentine’s day (okay I technically started this on 2/10, but I knew I’d share it with the world on V-day, I bring you my most favorite treat… CHOCOLATE!
You might be asking, why would I have a site dedicated to the education, advocacy, and community of whole food nutrition (namely white sugar/flour free) be talking about CHOCOLATE??
You see, that is going to be the magic of this place. I will show you that there is a life after “health” and that it can include your favorite foods. My personal MO has been that I rebel and binge on junk food if I feel deprived or restricted, so I’m always trying to find ways of integrating foods that make my body feel good and soothe the soul. As time goes on, I meet more and more people like me: overwhelmed by the choices we have and yet unclear about the best way to take care of our bodies with our food. “Off White” is about embracing the limitless opportunities for eating well, caring about what goes into the food, and creating community with others who want a better life than what the status quo, mind-numbing pseudo-food world has to offer us.
So, on this day of love, trying loving YOURSELF a little with this sweet treat:
Guiltless Hot chocolate for 1. Share with your sweetie and make it hot chocolate for two. I thank Wonderslim for their cocoa powder, which I just recently found at Lifesource in Salem.
10 oz Almond Milk or Rice Milk
1 tbsp of Wondercocoa, by Wonderslim
.5 tsp Stevia powder
1 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg
The Secret Weapon: 1 tsp shredded baking chocolate or dark chocolate, such as Dagoba New Moon bar (74% cacao – hardly any sugar at all).
Heat milk on med heat in small saucepan. Do not let it boil, it spoils the flavor.
Add cocoa powder and stir thoroughly
Add stevia, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Just before serving add optional chocolate.
Enjoy with a smile on your face. If I could, I’d make each and every one of you a cup right now and we could sit and chat.