Calm & Cozy Hot Chocolate

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 This cocoa is a fantastic aid in helping to ease the stress of the holidays and possible winter humdrum's.  Made with NERVINES*,  ADAPTOGENS** and OH LOVER! syrup, this is the perfect beverage to cozy up with on a snowy night and binge watch your newest Netflix obsession.

OH LOVER! syrup is made up of damiana (an aphrodisiac) in addition to oatstraw, which is considered to be a helpful when dealing with depression or anxiety. The base of this syrup is organic rose hips which are a great source of Vitamin C. By adding this syrup to drinks or taking it as is, you are providing yourself with a beautiful tool to carry you through winter darkness and chills.

*NERVINE - An herb that is calming to the mind & body.

**ADAPTOGEN - Herbs that help your body adapt to stress while strengthening immunity

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INGREDIENTS 

2 cups milk (any kind you like. But you can also use 1 cup water & 1 cup milk to decrease richness)

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon Ashwangandha powder

1/2 teaspoon Reishi mushroom powder

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

A pinch of pink salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons OH LOVER! syrup

Honey or raw sugar to taste

((OPTIONAL)) A splash or two Amaretto

METHOD

Put all ingredients (not including honey, Oh Lover! syrup or Amaretto which will be added at the end) into a small sauce pan and whisk over a low heat until mixture runs smooth. Pour in desired amount of honey and stir. Transfer to your favorite mug and add syrup and Amaretto.