Superfood Mocha

Image: Jessica Mitton

Image: Jessica Mitton

I used to love indulging in espresso beverages, but these days I try to avoid the caffeine overload! I still visit cafes and eagerly order up my decaf espresso drink as a treat from time to time, when organic decaf beans are available. But then I thought, why should I limit myself when I can make tasty ‘espresso’ beverages at home that also offer great nutritional benefits! I decided to get creative in the kitchen and came up with a sensational Superfood Mocha! It offers that delicious choco-coffee taste and it’s full of the good stuff, including Dandy Blend!

Dandy Blend is what gives this beverage its delicious coffee-like taste and it’s also packed with lots of nutritional benefits, including:

·      Caffeine-free (great coffee substitute)

·      Liver supporting food

·      Helps our bodies detoxify

·      Lowers blood sugar levels

·      Acts as a diuretic

And it’s not only the Dandy Blend that packs a nutritional punch in this super beverage! Mesquite is a powder produced by grinding mesquite seeds. It has a caramel-like flavour and is great to use in hot beverages and in baking. It helps stabilize blood sugar and has antioxidant properties. Cacao is another great superfood in this delicious hot beverage! It also offers antioxidant properties and is a great source of magnesium. Superfood powerhouse? I think so!

Here is the recipe for my Superfood Mocha:

Image: Jessica Mitton

Image: Jessica Mitton

Superfood Mocha

Yield: 1 serving

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk

2 teaspoons Dandy Blend

1 teaspoon cacao powder

1 teaspoon mesquite powder

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon honey

Directions:

1.     Whisk all ingredients together in small pot.

2.     Continue whisking and turn on medium heat and bring to boil.

3.     Remove from heat once boiled. Enjoy!

 

Sources:

"Dandelion." University of Maryland Medical Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Aug. 2016.

"Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Coffee Substitute." Dandy Blend Instant Herbal Coffee Substitute. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Aug. 2016.

"Mesquite -Organic - Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary." Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Aug. 2016.

 

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Jessica Mitton

 

Jessica Mitton is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert. She believes in a holistic approach, taking into consideration the body, mind and spirit. She is fascinated by the healing potential of food and how it can contribute to an individual’s overall health. A passionate creative force in the kitchen, Jessica is continually working to develop her own highly nutritious and equally delicious recipes, made from whole, organic and locally sourced ingredients. Most of all, she enjoys the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge with others, helping them to become their healthiest possible self!