Move over, hot cocoa. This belly-warming winter drink is just as easy to make but brings a touch of exotic flavor to your mug. Simmer together almond milk, a swirl of coconut oil and fragrant spices such as nutmeg, ginger and turmeric for a healthy hot beverage that comforts as it chases away chills.
Warm Spiced Coconut-Almond Milk
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ teaspoon tumeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder and/or fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon of pure ground vanilla or pure vanilla flavor
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne pepper or chipotle powder
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1. Combine all ingredients in small saucepan.
2. Slowly bring to a simmer, stirring often. Serve warm.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on Facebook or www.macnmos.com for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.