Peppermint Hot Chocolate
If there's anything I need in the winter, its a good hot chocolate recipe. Tea is great, but there's something just so comforting about a cup of hot chocolate when it's cold out. This is one of my favorite recipes, adapted from Amelia Patillo, which integrates superfoods into a superdelicious elixir. The best part about it is that peppermint tea gives the peppermint flavor, so you don't need to run to a store and find peppermint extract. I've been loving Wize Monkey's Minty Marvel- a local Vancouver company, they use the coffee leaf to make tea. Their story is too cool, and their business model involves creating jobs for Nicaraguan families to harvest outside of the short coffee bean season. It's also super tasty. Check their website out here!
2 teabags Wize Monkey peppermint tea ( or other peppermint tea)
1 tsp maca powder (optional but recommended)
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/4 cup coconut milk, heated
1/2 tsp mushroom powder (optional but recommended)
2 tsp honey, or to taste
1 tsp coconut oil
Steep 2 teabags peppermint tea in 2 cups of boiling water for ~10 minutes, covered. Remove teabags and add tea to a blender with all the other ingredients. Blend for 30 seconds on high until frothy. If it's not quite hot enough you can reheat it on a pot on the stove after blending.