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Cough-Fighting Hot Chocolate

Serves 2

A study conducted in the UK found that an ingredient in dark chocolate and cocoa called theobromine was more effective at fighting coughs than a leading cough medicine. The effect was almost one third more effective than that of the cough medicine. In addition, dark cocoa contains flavonoids which have strong antioxidant activity.


  • 3 tbsp dark, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    Honey, to taste
  • Whisk together cocoa and almond in a small saucepan.
  • Warm over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot. Do not let boil.
  • Remove from heat and add honey to taste. Serve hot.

Did you know?

Some almond milk manufacturers use additives and sweeteners in their products, so read the labels carefully! A great alternative to buying almond milk is to make your own home-made variety. It might sound like a lot of work, but it is in fact a cinch to prepare. Click here to learn how to make your own almond milk.