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Tax-Time Tonic

Updated: Jan 19, 2020


I am loving this hot drink, because it is so totally warming, satisfying, and nourishing. Being warmed, satisfied, and nourished is the perfect way to keep a pesky sweet tooth in check, by the way…the base is fresh nut or seed milk, plus a little coconut cream and carob powder. It’s sweetened with dates and/or dried figs, then embellished with fresh ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric, all of which have strong medicinal properties. This is a well-rounded drink. And, it can be made in just a few minutes.

Yes, yes, you can substitute cocoa powder for carob powder if you must, but chocolate is naturally bitter (as opposed to carob which is naturally sweet) so you may want to increase the dates or figs. In another post, I’ll delve into the differences between carob and chocolate and the benefits of both…for now, I’ll just say that carob is soothing, naturally sweet, alkalizing, and delicious.

This will make 2 mugs of happiness…

  • 1 1/2 -2 cups water

  • 1 dried fig

  • 1 pitted date

  • 1/2 to 1 inch piece of fresh ginger; no need to peel

  • 1 Tablespoon creamed coconut or coconut butter (or you can use coconut milk instead of water)

  • 2 Tablespoons hemp seeds (or sprouted almonds or another nut or seed)

  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1 Tablespoon carob powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

  • a pinch of salt

  • a dash of cinnamon

Put everything in a high-powered blender and process until it's very smooth and a little frothy. Put in a pot and heat gently on medium-low heat…sit down, relax, smile, and enjoy!

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