As I continue to read and learn more about food and nutrition, I become more convinced that the closer to vegan one eats, the better for one’s health.
Many people think that being vegan is restrictive and boring, that you can only eat raw vegetables forever. That is definitely not the case. As veganism becomes more mainstream, tons of websites and blogs pop up with brilliant recipes and ways to add more vegetables grains fruits and nuts to your life. Though you may have more nuts in your life than you want right now…
Anywho. I believe in moderation, and though you should always strive for a healthy diet, any diet that includes no treats is bound to fail over time.
This recipe is an amalgamation of several I browsed online mixed with what was in my cabinets. Read labels to ensure it truly is vegan, if you choose.
- 2 cups almond (or other plant-based) milk
- 2 tbsp peppermint candies
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 large bar organic dark chocolate
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- Sprinkle of sea salt
Step 1: In a sauce pan, slowly heat the milk until just below a simmer.
Step 2: Add the coconut oil and dark chocolate, broke into pieces. Mix constantly until dissolved, not letting it boil. Add the peppermint candies and continue mixing until melted.
Step 3: Pour into mugs, optionally with a peppermint stir stick. Also optional include marshmallows, whipped cream, and/or cinnamon.
This is a fabulous beverage to enjoy on a chilly winter evening! Not to mention absolutely delicious.