Warm Dark Chocolate Elixir

Relax with a warm cup of this dark chocolate elixir and nourish your body and spirit with each delicious sip! It reminds me a lot of the super-rich upscale hot chocolates, except this one is made with 100% raw, nutrient-dense ingredients that will super-charge your body with immune boosting antioxidants. 

Carob powder is a great substitute for cacao, and makes this drink a wonderful before bed drink because carob contains no caffeine (unlike cacao). The nutrition and health benefits of eating carob are as follows:

- Carob tannins contain gallic acid which is an analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-septic
- Improves digestion and lowers cholesterol levels in the blood
- Treats diarrhea in adults and children
- Benefits people with high blood pressure (since it contains 0 caffeine)
- Regular use can help prevent lung cancer
- Contains high vitamin E content, helping to treat bouts of coughing, the flu, anemia and osteoclasis
- Gallic acid in carob helps prevent and treat polio in children
- Rich in phosphorous and calcium which helps fight against osteoporosis
- Clears the voice and throat when carob pod husks are chewed on (great for singers)

This is definitely a healthy spin on a decadent classic. Enjoy it when the weather gets a little chilly (like in the evening or early morning), or whenever you get intense chocolate cravings!

- 1 1/2 cups warm water (not too hot - only warmed - enough that you can stick your finger comfortably in the water)
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- 1 tsp. maca powder
- 1 large medjool dates or 2 smaller medjool's (de-pitted) soaked in a little water to get them soft
- pinch ginger
- pinch vanilla
- pinch cinnamon

Take the above ingredients and put into any kind of blender (the mini blenders work great here - the ones you can use to make instant salad dressings) - blend for 10 seconds and enjoy!


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Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

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