Spice Up Your Holiday Season


Happy Holidays! In the spirit of the holidays, I'm keeping this post short and sweet. Very sweet, in fact.

To warm you up over the holidays, I have a special Full Throttle Hot Chocolate recipe.

Why is it special?

Because I made it.

Because it is spicy...like many of you.

Because it is mildly healthy.

So while you are all enjoying your off seasons by lolling on the couch and using water noodles in the pool (maybe that's just me...), you can guiltlessly work this hot chocolate recipe into your "recovery" diets and couch lolling. Let's proceed:

What You Need:

Serves 2

2 cups of milk (you can use any percent of fat you prefer, I like to use almond milk)
2 tablespoons of UNSWEETENED cocoa powder (if you have it CACAO powder)
2 tablespoon sugar (coconut sugar is best, but any will do)
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

What You Do:

Throw all the ingredients in a small pot at the same time (I love recipes with those instructions). Turn the heat to medium-low and stir with a wire wisk until all the ingredients are incorporated into the milk.

Let the mixture heat up - but don't let it boil.

Pour into mugs and serve immediately topped with the marshmallows.