Festive beverages such as hot chocolate and eggnog are commonly offered at this time of year. Would you like some healthier alternatives? Consider these gluten-free, sugar-free options, demonstrated by my lovely daughter Erin.
Hot Cacao Drink
1 tbsp. cacao powder
Spices of choice (ex. nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne pepper)
10 oz. boiling water
Stevia or sweetener of choice
Blend cacao powder with spices and mix with boiling water (you can mix in a cup, or steep in a coffee press for a less grainy result). Add sweetener to taste and enjoy!
Coconut Milk "Eggnog"
Coconut milk (canned, homemade, or in a carton)
Spices of choice (ex. cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)
Vanilla liquid stevia or sweetener of choice
Mix coconut milk with spices, to taste. (A Vitamix works best for blending, but simple stirring will work too.) Add sweetener to taste, serve and enjoy!