Everyone wants to peek inside a nutritionist’s kitchen, right?
Don’t deny it. We have an innate curiosity about how the healthy folks live and want to know their secrets so we can copy them.
I spent the last three months working for a gal who cured herself of Crohn’s disease, and I was as eager as anyone else to figure out all her tricks.
I was surprised to discover that for a nutritionist who runs a cooking school, Meghan doesn’t really eat all that much. Rather, she drinks.
Now, before you begin crafting images in your head of Meghan nibbling on crudités and sucking back martinis, that’s not what she does. Instead, she packs nutrition into all sorts of imaginative super-powered juices, smoothies and elixirs so that every sip is bursting with energy-giving medicine.
It really got me thinking beyond my hardy green smoothie.
Now that I’m back home with my husband, my Vitamix and my superfoods, it’s the perfect time explore my inner mixologist.
What I came up with was this warming, satiating drink that is oozing with healthy fats, minerals and antioxidants. (Just so we’re clear – it doesn’t ooze literally.) Plus, because it’s blended, this drink is far easier on my digestive tract, setting the stage for nourishment and healing.
What is your favourite go-to superfood elixir?
Spicy Cinnamon Superfood Hot Chocolate
1 ¼ cup hot water
1 heaping tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp Irish Moss
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp cacao butter
1 tsp lucuma powder
¼ tsp mushroom powder
1 drop food-grade cinnamon essential oil (this one will change your life), or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
teensy bit of cayenne, or more to taste
coconut sugar to taste
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and whirl until smooth.