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Warm up with this gorgeous Ginger Hot Chocolate

Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)

Ginger spice and all things nice. Ginger root has a range of health benefits, including easing menstrual pains, improving digestion, blood sugar levels, and harmful cholesterol levels. It is packed full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.  Ginger has been proved to be a good sleep aid in recent studies (varies from person to person). Magnolol, the herb’s principal constituent, is a mild sedative that efficiently aids people in falling into a deep, restful slumber.

To make one mug you will need:

3 tablespoons cacao powder

300ml of milk of your choice

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

A sprinkling of ginger and cinnamon as garnish

How to make your Ginger Hot Chocolate

Warm the milk in a pan on the hob. Whisk in the cacao powder until fully incorporated – this works better when the milk is already warm. Whisk in the ginger. Add in the maple syrup (optional). Heat until just before it reaches a simmer. Sprinkle a little ginger and cinnamon over the top and enjoy!

Please note: Ginger may lower blood sugar and increase the effectiveness of insulin and other drugs used for treating diabetes. Diabetics taking blood-sugar-lowering medication should be cautious about ingesting large amounts of ginger…always check with your GP if unsure.



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