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Health is Truly Wealth

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Hot Chocolate That Will Make You Merry This Christmas!

 

One thing that I have always loved during the holiday season his a good mug full of hot chocolate. There’s really nothing like it on a blustery evening when the snow is falling, christmas music playing and the fire burning. Curling up on the couch in your pyjamas with a cozy blanket and a purring cat. Can winter get any better than this?! There are, of course, many awesome elements around christmas that are wonderful but the cozy factor is always nice.

When I was younger, I would make different kinds of hot chocolate almost every evening during the christmas season. I liked to get the different syrups from Starbucks, as well as coffee flavours. I would have raspberry hot chocolate one day, caramel hot chocolate another and homemade latte’s. They were SO GOOD and I looked forward to making them. Maybe more importantly, I looked forward to drinking them!

Since then, I have cleaned up my diet and no longer drink anything with coffee in it, nor do I get the flavoured syrups. There are several reasons for this. One big reason is that since I have had major health problems, caffeine is the last thing that my body has needed.

For example, I have had severe insomnia, Adrenal Fatigue, Hypoglycaemia, PCOS, severe hormone imbalance, very sluggish liver and toxicity in the body. Caffeine is really hard on the adrenals and the liver, and also not good for someone how has hormone problems. Another reason is that those syrups are loaded with sugar and chemical preservatives. Both of those contribute to a clogged liver, adrenal fatigue, toxicity, PCOS and hypoglycaemia.

It might sound like I have given up on all the “joyful” treats in life, but I can guarantee you, I haven’t! To be honest, I feel like not only have I gotten my health back, but I have comfort foods/drinks that taste amazing as well as make me healthy instead of making me sick. Why would I not be excited about that? 😊 But I do understand how it feels. It isn’t fun being “the person” at gatherings that can’t have this and can’t have that.

There was a time when I was desperately sick and made a choice to not eat certain things because I knew only eating whole and healthy foods would help.

I was SO sick that it took a good while before I actually started to climb out of the pit that I was in. It was really hard when people would say to me, “You are so strict and rigid with your diet yet you are super sick”, insinuating that my healthy way of living isn’t making me well but possibly making me more sick. Even though that was hard, I decided to stick with it and this last year has started to prove that it really has been making a difference.

Gaining health back isn’t something that happens overnight. It usually takes time to get sick, and it time to get well. We are used to immediate results in the 21st century with medication from the doctor that we often think “getting well” should be a quick fix.

I am sorry to share with you, that when you apply healthy remedies, it is not a quick fix but it is a thorough fix! Each cell, each organ, every element in our bodies need detoxing. They need a high level of minerals and vitamins. They need time to heal. If you stick with it, you will see and feel the results of your persistence!

The biggest thing that I have learned is, don’t worry about what other people think of you. They aren’t in your body and don’t realise what you go through. Do what you need to do in order to regain your health and get your life back. Be kind to them, be patient and eventually they will see that because of your determination it has paid off!

Use your new found health to help others, because giving life and vitality to others is the greatest gift you can give.

Back to the hot chocolate! I still get to make hot chocolate that is awesome during the winter. It not only tastes amazing, but it is healthy! How do I do it, you ask? I’ll show ya!

 


Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Recipe is flexible, but I will show you how I do it!

hot chocolate

 

This is the basic recipe. Put all the ingredients in a pot and heat it up. Then, pour it in a mug and add a couple tablespoons of vegan milk. My favourites are almond milk, coconut milk and oat milk.

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If you want to make this with different flavours, there are 101 ways to do it! Basically, put your creativity to the test. If you want a raspberry flavour, get some dehydrated raspberries and crush them so they turn into powder. Add that to your hot chocolate and viola!

 

If you want a coffee latte flavour, get some healthy, coffee tasting products that aren’t actually coffee. There are many different products out there but here are some, to name a few: Pero, Cafix & Barley Cup. There are many others as well. When mixed together with chocolate I think it gives an awesome flavour!

You can put a few drops of peppermint essential oils in your hot chocolate to give it an amazing peppermint flavour! The sky is the limit! If you come up with an amazing blend, let me know! I love to try new ideas. 😊

 

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