Smooth, rich and creamy; my hot chocolate with dates and tahini is a true whole foods recipe. I use dates as a sweetener to add nutrient density, minerals and fibre.
Dates, oats, tahini, and cacao are anti-inflammatory, brain, nervous systems and heart-healthy tonic foods making this hot chocolate a delicious food as medicine hug in a mug and a great afternoon pick-me-up or quick morning meal in a mug. You could make as an iced chocolate smoothie style.
Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.
Brain Healthy recipes have ingredients that support healthy brain and tissue repair, growth and development, cognitive function and memory
Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
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EXTRA CREAMY use Milk of your choice instead of water.
SWAP dates for raisins or sweetener of your choice.
LOW FODMAP + IBS use 1 date or swap for maple syrup.
ADD protein powder other medicinals you are working with. MAKE it iced like you would a smoothie.