Thursday, May 23, 2013

Breakfast with Hot Cocoa

What's considered healthy is the actual cocoa bean, one of the world's longest-revered foods in many cultures such as the Aztecs. Cocoa has, in recent years, been shown to be a powerhouse of cognitive enhancement, antioxidants, flavonols, catechins and other brain & body-enhancing elements. A breakthrough study published by the American College of Cardiology found that daily cocoa flavanol consumption more than doubled the number of circulating angiogenic cells n the blood. These cells have vessel repair and maintenance functions, which contribute to healthy blood vessels, helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Cocoa is also a good source of magnesium, believed to help relieve premenstrual and nervous tension. And most health professionals agree that it’s also a great source of antioxidants. A diet high in antioxidants kills those nasty free radicals that destroy healthy cells in the body, causing cancer, heart disease and premature ageing. Cocoa has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times those found in green tea.

Breakfast is the very important mean of the day and it has to be nutritious and full of carbs. This breakfast cocoa recipe here gives you the same energy through out the day that helps you go on and on. This recipe is good for a pair and for more gourmet recipes for two just go to the link.

1½ tablespoons prepared cocoa
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons sugar
Few grains salt

1. Preparation steps

2. In a pan boil milk.

3. Take a separate bowl and mix together cocoa, sugar, salt, dilute with one-half cup boiling water to make smooth paste, Mix well.

4. To this add remaining water, and boil for five minutes

5. Turn into boiled milk and beat for about two minutes, using hand blender till the desired froth is reached.

6. Pour it into your favorite dish and you are ready to have your cocoa drink.

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