With the many diet changes I have made in the past four years, giving up coffee is not one of them. I love sipping my hot cup of coffee in the quiet stillness of the morning before the business of the day begins. It is a special time to collect my thoughts, plan my day, and most of all commune with God through prayer and reading the Bible.
I enjoy a small amount of dark chocolate creamer in my coffee. Instead of purchasing the super sweet milky chocolate creamers from the grocery store, I make my own. That way I can control the amount of sugar, milk, and add dark cocoa that actually has anti-oxidants. I also add a little cayenne pepper and cinnamon for anti-inflammatory benefits and to give it a bit of a bite and extra flavor. It is simply delicious!
Mexican Chocolate Coffee Creamer
1/2 cup of organic sugar
1 1/2 cups of dried non-fat milk
1/4 cup dark chocolate powder
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all together and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
* You can experiment with the amount of ingredients by adding or taking away so that you adjust the recipe to your liking.