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Well I am always looking for a great alternative to a good coffee. I love a big almond mylk superfood latte, or a reishi corfee or any other version of a superfood early morning kick. Truth is: real coffee makes me a bit nuts these days. I do have the occasional coffee once in a while and truth be told – I usually can’t drive afterwards, avoid meetings and telephone calls (because I can’t stop talking at 1,000 miles an hour (and I am pretty fast most days)) and often need a bit of a lie down afterwards to recover. It kicks my butt.
Still a fan of the ‘high’ though (well I have to have something!) I wanted to just replace the kick with something less bad-ass. So the therapy for removing a crappy coffee from my life started with replacing regular soya milk with home made living almond mylk (natch) then replacing the actual coffee. The next step for me was exploring medicinal mushrooms and herbal tonics. Wahoo! Fabaroo!
My first big hit with the guests at Raw Juice Camp & my Summer Retreats was the Macaccino: thinking that I had invented the new wheel I now see variations of this recipe everywhere so I am now doubtful whether I was the first to whip it up!
Looking for a punchier, harder kick I moved on to the powerful Chilli Chococcino. It kicks. It can hurt so play with the turmeric and chill measures until you get this right for you. I like it hot. I like a bit of chilli and if you can use quality chilli powders, freshly ground pods, or chilli juice itself.
Where you can use fresh turmeric root (its unbelievable!) or try a good quality organic turmeric powder. Currently I am really enjoying the products from Organic Traditions.
Not merely an early morning wake up call this tonic is wonderfully healing and the turmeric has sensational anti inflammatory qualities. Delicious!
Ingredients (makes one jug serves 6)
- 1 jug living almond mylk
- 1 tsp (or to taste) of chilli powder or ground chilli
- 1 rod of turmeric root (the size of half your little finger or less)
- 1 tbsp Udos Choice Oil
- 3.5 tbsp raw cacao
- 1 tbsp maple syrup/honey/other liquid sweetener
Simply blend and serve. I blended mine up in my professional blender so that it warmed a little.
If you like this recipe why not also try my recipe for Macaccino?
If you would like to enjoy delicious foods like this prepared by me then why not join me at Raw Juice Camp or my Summer Retreats? Taking bookings NOW for August 2016! You can stay for 7 days or the whole month! It’s up to you! Check out my holiday photo albums if you are simply curious!
Why not consider coming along to my Cookery School where you can make dishes like this with me at your own workstation and take your goodies home? See more pics from Cookery School on my Facebook photo album or click here to see my video.
And of course if you make this I want to see pics! And post your comments below. Mwah!
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