Saturday, December 31, 2011

CHOCOLATE IS GOOOD FOR YOU!

Any time I can find a study that tells me chocolate is healthy food I love it.  According to scientists at Cornell University and Seoul National University cocoa has nearly double the antioxidants of red wine and four to five times more than tea.  Bring on the hot chocolate!!  Below is a recipe for Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa that I love.  You can tell I like it by how wrinkled the paper is from use.


To make it even more fun we received a Back to Basics Cocoa Latte machine.  We just pour in the milk and while the machine stirs and heats, I add the cocoa and other ingredients.  When the beverage is ready I just plop my cup under the spout and out comes hot n' foamy--yuumy.
 
CHEERS to the New Year and no designated driver needed.
HAPPY 2012!!

11 comments:

TALON said...

My day is never complete without some chocolate in it :)

Yummy Cocoa Latte machine! Lifting my mug of hot chocolate (boring and plain so I'll have to give your recipe a try) in a toast, Leenie, to a very Happy New Year!

TexWisGirl said...

my sis would like that study. :)

Debbie said...

i LOVE the study!!

dunkin donuts has awesome hot coco.

happy new year leenie, so happy we met!!

Alica said...

Long live chocolate! Happy New Year Leenie!

Jeannelle said...

Hooray for chocolate! Happy New Year, Leenie!

Anairam said...

I absolutely agree, Leenie. Chocolate is VERY healthy. I am going to try the Mexican hot choccie recipe tonight. (Only skim milk for me, I am afraid.) May you have a happy and chocalicious 2012!

Anairam said...

Okay - I have just made it, and it is GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

Anzu said...

What is heartening to us is that you are the only friend who really knows what's going on.(*'▽'*)♪
Let's get along with chocolate cheer, the New Year 2012.

Mama Zen said...

That sounds divine! Happy New Year!

CarrieBoo said...

Best news I've heard this year. :D

frayedattheedge said...

Happy New Year!! I have hot chocolate every day - but as I need to watch my weight, it is mostly the low-calorie stuff, made with hot water. But on Fridays I have the real stuff made with milk!!