Adapted from Fight Back with Food @2002 The Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated.
Its cold outside , so sip some hot cocoa. Scientists at Cornell University examined the cancer-fighting antioxidant content of hot cocoa, red wine and tea. They found that cocoa had nearly double the antioxidants of red wine and four to five times more the tea. Instant cocoa would likely give you similar benefits, say the researchers. Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants. Drink to your health with the recipe below.
1 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp Dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tbsp. Boiling water
1 cup Milk
1/2 tsp. Vanilla essence
1/8 tsp. Almond essence
In a large mug, stir together first four ingredients.
Add boiling water, and stir until smooth.
In a saucepan, heat milk for 3 min over low heat, or until hot.
Stir the milk into cocoa mixture until well combined.
Stir in vanilla and almond extracts and serve.
Calories per serving: 3.4 gm