National Chocolate Day
🎉National Chocolate Day is a terrific reason to indulge! 🎉 Chocolate has its own special rainbow: ❤️ Dark chocolate 💛 Semisweet 💙 Milk Chocolate 💜 White Chocolate- though not actually chocolate, let’s not hold it against it. Let’s look at some powerful benefits~ Dr. Joseph Mercola tells us that there are amazing health benefits to dark chocolate. Blood sugar maintenance: dark chocolate can help stabilize your blood sugar and fat metabolism, resulting in reduced insulin resistance. Brain health: epicatechin found in dark chocolate can protect your brain by moderating inflammation in your central nervous system, resulting in lowered chances for stroke. Heart health: dark chocolate can help lower your risk of heart attack by reducing the clumping of platelets in your arteries and veins. Mood enhancer: polyphenols found in dark chocolate can also help reduce anxiety and depression. I’ll be celebrating today with a delicious cup of Lavender Hot Chocolate this afternoon- you? Recipe~
Ingredients * 4 cups unsweetened almond, dairy, or other milk of your choice * 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 4 teaspoons honey, or more to taste * 4 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil Instructions 1. Heat 4 cups of milk in a saucepan on medium-high heat. 2. Add 8 tablespoons unsweetened raw cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 4 teaspoons honey; whisk until smooth. 3. When warm, remove from heat and stir in 4 drops Lavender Vitality essential oil. 4. Serve and enjoy!