In preparation for Easter, I’m trying to find products that will satisfy my sweet tooth without pumping my body full of rubbish. Choc Chic produce great chocolately treats, without any actual chocolate being involved. That means that their entire range is free from diary, sugar, and gluten and suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs.
I know what some people may be thinking, because I have been there myself. Surely, if there’s ‘nothing in it’, it can’t taste that great.
On it’s own, I must admit that the Blissful Blends Turmeric and Ginger powder (£4.99) certainly tastes very bitter and ‘raw’. However, I have put that down to the fact that my body is so used to processing refined sugars, that it just can’t handle something that doesn’t have a hint of sweetness to it!
I decided to use my Blissful Blends powder to make a nice warming cup of hot chocolate. After all, us here in the UK have had a chilly, snowy week and honestly, we are just not prepared as a nation to handle those below zero temperatures.
As mentioned before, some form of sweetener is required – at least for me anyway! If you’re keen to share the health benefits with children too, I would definitely recommend adding some form of sweetener to the powder mix.
How To Make A Choc Chic Blissful Blends Turmeric and Ginger Hot Chocolate Drink
Making a comforting cup of hot chocolate using the Blissful Blends Turmeric and Ginger powder is as easy as 1,2,3.
Fill your mug up with milk and then pour the milk (or milk substitute) into a pan or jug so you can heat it up.
Add 2 or 3 tea spoons of the Blissful Blend into your favourite mug. Add any sweetener you desire – try fruit nectar for the extra health factor, or sugar, sweetener or honey also work well.
Pour in a small amount of hot water and stir the powder around until it makes a paste. Then add the your milk and stir thoroughly.
There you have it, one cup of yummy hot chocolate, only with half the calories and absolutely CHOCfull of goodness.
The Choc Chic Blissful Blends Turmeric and Ginger powder can be used in a whole host of ways in the kitchen. For a warming breakfast, add a few spoonfuls to your morning porridge. Or how about adding some to a yummy chocolate and courgette (zucchini) cake? You could even add it to your blender to jazz up your breakfast smoothie.
Whether you’re baking or making delicious drinks, remember to test out the sweetness if you can – especially if you’re planning on giving it to the kids. As I said, the product is raw and I know that my body certainly wasn’t used to the taste of cacao!
I mentioned that the entire Choc Chick range is free from diary, sugar, and gluten and suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs. If you, or any of your children have dietary requirements, you may also be interested in this fabulous Easy Vegan Cupcake recipe! If you’re looking for more inspirations, head over to the Choc Chick Recipe page. From there, you can also read the fascinating story about where Choc Chick’s gorgeous cacao comes from, what it actually is and how they strive to continue the sustainability of Ecuador’s national bean.