Thursday, December 7, 2017

Peppermint Hot Chocolate + Christmasy Vlog

 Friends of mine!

I am on a recipe and vlog roll this month! I have a Christmas-y vlog, complete with wood-working ambitions, salsa dancing, and a Paleo peppermint hot chocolate recipe, over on Youtube today.


Here's the video (click HERE to be redirected to Youtube):




And here's the hot chocolate recipe!

To make one mug of peppermint hot chocolate you will need:
  • 1 1/4 c. of coconut milk*
  • 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 honey-sweetened chocolate peppermint patties**
  • A splash of vanilla

*I use canned coconut cream without added guar or xanthan gum. I skim off the thickest cream and use it for whipped cream (just whip the cream with a splash of maple syrup, and voila! You've got yourself some whipped cream!), and then use the more watery milk for the hot chocolate.

**I like the honey-sweetened chocolate mints from Trader Joe's (see my video for example), but you can use THESE more expensive mints, too. 


DIRECTIONS:

Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, whisking continuously, until the mints have melted, the cocoa is incorporated, and the mixture is steaming hot.

Top with whipped coconut cream, and enjoy!


A very merry Thursday to you, my friends!

Keep marching on, you Warriors, you.

-SJP


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4 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah,
    Yummy recipe. Peppermint has been one of my go to essential oils and feel good mood elevators. Enjoyed the dancing and fun you and your husband share together; so sweet. Beautiful movie I recently watched while I am recovering during this season was free on YouTube "Angel in the House" with Toni Collette. Adrenaline free feel good movie.

    Happy Holidays,

    K Christine.

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    1. Hi K. Christine, how wonderful that your body has tolerated oils! I know a number of people who have experienced decreased anxiety and depression because of the oils. :)

      Thank you for the movie recommendation! I still need to watch adrenaline-free movies as I heal, so I'm glad for every good recommendation! Jay and I will have to check it out. :)

      A very merry Christmas to you, K Christine!

      -Sarah

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  2. Just curious, are you not able to tolerate guar/xanthan gum? That's one of my intolerances. Do you think DNRS can help me regain tolerance to gums?

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    1. I tolerate them now, but they are so viscous, they are harder for anyone to digest. I avoid them if I can, since I want my body to divert its energy to healing, not digesting! I absolutely think DNRS can help you regain tolerance to gums. Just do the incremental exposures. It may take some time -- I had to train for a year before I saw the kind of progress with food I'd been hoping for. But it's so worth it! I hope you see such encouraging progress with DNRS!

      -Sarah

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