If you’ve been around on the internet at all for the past little while, you’ve probably seen a trend on lots of health sites: golden milk. This ancient, traditional milk uses turmeric to add anti-inflammatory properties to the milk, along with other tasty and healthful ingredients like honey and spices. For my new book Nourishing Holiday, I wanted to create a special hot chocolate recipe with the same properties.
In fact, I sort of combined two health trends, because adding ghee to this hot chocolate recipe is also a nod to the bulletproof trend. I stopped just short of adding gelatin, but there’s no reason you couldn’t add a scoop of collagen peptides to your mug if you’d like.
Anyways, I knew if I was going to write a holiday cookbook, it was imperative to include a recipe for hot chocolate. I can still remember the very first holiday season after our family started eating healthier.
We had decided to join some friends to walk downtown through a Christmas lights display and it was cold, y’all. Ok, not, like, Nebraska cold, but Texas cold, which doesn’t take much for us hot-blooded hicks. I really wanted to bring hot chocolate for the kids, but I knew I would need a good hot chocolate recipe for us to all enjoy it.
It turned out to be pretty easy to whip up some dairy-free milk, sweetener, and cocoa and make a hot chocolate recipe that the kids liked.
I’ve had a lot of practice with making hot chocolate since then, and for Nourishing Holiday, I didn’t want to create any ol’ hot chocolate recipe. I wanted it to be special and chock full of healing, nourishing ingredients… and so, the idea for Golden Hot Chocolate was born.
Find the recipe below, then go nab a copy of Nourishing Holiday. The GAPS diet holiday cookbook is loaded with over 50 grain-free, gut-healing recipes to get you through the whole holiday season. From cakes to pies to cookies, plus dinner rolls, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce, you’ll be set through all your holiday celebrations! The e-book version is half price this week only (through Friday the 28th!)- get it here, or you can get it on Kindle or in print!