Waste or mistakes never happen in a farm kitchen.....only future animal or plant food.

November 17, 2010

The Ultimate Bedtime Snack - A Mocha by the Hearth

There is nothing better than a warm mug of mocha  right before bed.  Sweet, rich goodness to nourish the body as it repairs itself from the stress of the day.

The hearth...in my case a soapstone topped wood stove...is perfect for slowly warming the milk.

Making a batch of cocoa separate from the coffee allows for customizing. Some like coffee with a hint of chocolate, some a hint of coffee in their chocolate.
I like a half and half blend.

Don't forget the gelatin in the coffee.  Gelatin is high in glysine and "Glycine is recognized as an “inhibitory” neurotransmitter, and promotes natural sleep."    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/gelatin.shtml

Consume your beverage with a little homemade cream of tartar (potassium) capsule and magnesium and you have it made.

Hearth and Soul Hop
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1 comment:

  1. Jenny,
    oh, a yummy warm drink before bed is a bit of heaven. I am a bit envious of your woodstove! thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop - absolutely perfect!