Current Mood: 50 shades of chocolate please 🍫
I can’t wait to be sipping on this creamy steaming hot cup of #sugarfree hot chocolate with just the right amount of cacao, cardamom and cinnamon in between clients today. I love adding in a good pinch of spices like: cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to make it taste like a gingerbread hot choccy 🤤
Cinnamon improves your brains cognitive processing, prevents and soothes inflammation, reduces mucous production, gives you an extra energy boost + the incredible flavour and aroma of cinnamon is just divine!!
Cardamom tastes AMAZING, but it also neutralises the stimulating effects of caffeine. So it’s a really wonderful addition if you’re quite sensitive to the caffeine in cacao.
And chocolate releases several neurotransmitters that have positive effects on us by making us feel happy and lift our mood. One of those neurotransmitters is called Phenylethylamine which is known as “the love drug”. Eating chocolate also releases endorphins into the brain which decrease levels of both stress and pain. These facts, on top of the divine taste and smell make me one happy gal!
P.s it only takes a few minutes to make so go treat yourself to a delicious, nourishing cup of hot chocolate today. Click the link in my Instagram bio for the recipe ✨🙌🏻🤗