It may be June, but today felt like the middle of winter! Trust London to keep us on our toes with the weather… Plus, my kids kindly like to keep me up at night and I’m feeling like I need a lot of self-care. So tonight, after putting the kids to bed, I had a magnesium flakes and lavender bath, and then proceeded to make a lavender hot chocolate, using raw cacao and all natural ingredients. It’s the same recipe as my usual Healthy Hot Chocolate, but using doTERRA lavender. I usually use Wild Orange in my hot chocolate as, well, is there anything better than chocolate orange?! But this, my friends, is the ultimate way to relax at the end of a stressful, tiresome day.
As soon as I’ve posted this, I’m heading up to bed with my hot chocolate to read my book. To me, that is the epitome of bliss. Of course, it would be even more blissful if my delightful little sprogs decided to sleep through the night. Unlikely, but for now, I’m living in this very, very indulgent moment 🙂
Do I even need to remind you that it is of course free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar and any other questionable ingredients? Of course I don’t! Enjoy!
1 mug-full almond (or any other plant-based) milk
2.5 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp homemade cashew butter (or any other nut butter – I find cashew to be the creamiest)
1 medjool date
Drizzle of agave or maple (optional, depends how sweet you like it)
1/2 tsp maca powder (optional, just adds even more health benefits)
1/4 tsp vanilla powder (again, optional!)
2 drops doTERRA lavender essential oil
I find the best way to get this super frothy and creamy is to add all the ingredients (except for the essential oils) to a blender first, give it a good whizz, then put it in a saucepan and heat gently until hot but not boiling, stirring often.
At the very end add the essential oils and mix, then pour into your mug, sit back, and enjoy the ultimate masterclass in guilt-free indulgence and self-care!
Love & health,