Carob Cacao Cardamom Comfort Latte or CCCC Latte | Ayurveda Mandala

Ingredients: makes 2 cups

1 cup non dairy milk of choice – soymilk, coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk or hazelnut milk

1 cup pure water

2 tsp raw cacao powder

2 tsp carob powder

2 tsp coconut sugar or honey

2 cardamom pods

1 tsp all spice powder

Method:

Heat the milk and water, add crushed cardamom, all spice powder, coconut sugar. If using honey don’t heat it, rather add it at the end i the cup. Cover and simmer for 5 min.  In two cups, add 1 tsp each of carob and cacao powder. Pour the warm spiced milk through a strainer in the cup. If you have a battery run whizz at hand, use it to whizz it up, it will create nice foam. Sprinkle some cacao or cinnamon powder, sit back and enjoy!

Ayurvedic Properties:

Vata, and Kapha balancing Drink. This drink calms and grounds the Vata Dosha (air and ether elements) because of nourishing properties of milk and warming properties of spices. It has warming effect on the cool elements of Kapha (water and earth) dominant constitutions. Kapha Constitutions can opt out the sugar to make it more beneficial. Carob and Cacao are high in antioxidants. Coconut sugar is a very healthy wholesome sugar, much better than white sugar that is  just empty calories and devoid of all goodness. Once can use honey instead,