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Spiced White Hot Chocolate

I have partnered with Sprouts Farmers Market to bring you this Spiced White Hot Chocolate  ~ all opinions herein are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep this blog spinning.

Aromatic star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom add a delightful spin to this cozy and comforting, Spiced White Hot Chocolate. This rich drink is sure to warm your body and soul.

Two mugs of Delicious Spiced White chocolate with completely calm powder in the background


This Spiced White Hot Chocolate gets its soul-warming powers from Host Defense Complete Calm Powder. I happened to come across Host Defense Complete Calm Powder when I was meandering through the vitamin, herbs, and supplements section at Sprouts and figured, with the stress of the past couple of weeks, I sure could use a little calm in my life.

Host Defense Complete Calm Powder  with a flower in background
Host Defense Complete Calm Powder – from sprouts

What is Host Defense Complete Calm Powder?

Host Defense Complete Calm Powder is a blend of mushroom mycelium and herbs that are believed to support a calm and relaxed body and mind. It is said to help us adapt to stress with a natural blend of ingredients such as Lions Mane, Reishi, Skullcap, and Passion Flower.

How do you enjoy Host Defense Complete Calm Powder?

You can add Host Defense Complete Calm Powder to your morning bowl of oatmeal, to a smoothie, to soup, to no-bake snack bites, and even to rich, delicious drinks like this Spiced White Hot Chocolate.

Ingredients to make spiced white chocolate

I made two large mugs of this Spiced White Hot Chocolate as a treat to unwind with after a crazy week. My daughter and I recently moved into a delightful house in Covington (Georgia) ~ that is a bit of a fixer upper.

Adding Host Defense Complete Calm to a pan of spiced white chocolate

We thought we had had most of the major fixing up done before we moved. But, last week our plumbing woes resulted in a replacement of the main water and drain lines to and from the house.

But, that’s not all… also last week, we were supposed to close on the house we used to live in in Athens – buuuuuttt… the closing didn’t happen.

Buying one house and selling another has always carried a bit of stress for me. But, buying a fixer upper, trying to fix it up as we move into it, while selling another, threatens my emotional wellness in a big way!

Delicious Spiced White chocolate with Host Defense Complete Calm

I am a huge advocate of natural vitamins, herbs, and supplements to help me with whatever ails me, and so I am glad to have found Host Defense Complete Calm Powder. That night, after my large mug of Spiced White Hot Chocolate, I got some of the best sleep of 2020!

What are the ingredients needed to make Spiced White Hot Chocolate?

This Spiced White Hot Chocolate is so easy to make and requires the following 7 ingredients plus 2 optional ones:

  1. Oat milk or coconut milk,
  2. White chocolate,
  3. Host Defense Complete Calm Powder,
  4. Cloves,
  5. Cardamom,
  6. Star anise,
  7. Cinnamon, and
  8. optionally: a sweetener &/or marshmallows.

While I had most of the spices on hand, I did pick up some oatmilk, as well as some egg-free, dairy-free marshmallows from Sprouts, along with the Host Defense Complete Calm Powder.

Then, it was just a matter of adding all the ingredients to a pan, placing it over medium heat, stirring, and enjoying a rich and delicious, emotional wellness boosting, beverage.

Rich Spiced White hot chocolate with Host Defense Complete Calm

If you find yourself feeling a bit off balance, or looking for natural ways to deal with seasonal blues or general anxiety and worry, please do check out the wide variety of vitamins, supplements, and herbs available at your local Sprouts.

Amidst uncertain and busy times, make sure you take care of yourself. And, remember that Sprouts can help keep your mind, body and spirit in balance with their wide variety of herbs, vitamins, and supplements.

Rich Spiced White hot chocolate with Host Defense Complete Calm

Spiced White Hot Chocolate

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Aromatic star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom add a delightful spin to this cozy and comforting, Spiced White Hot Chocolate. This rich drink is sure to warm your body and soul.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oat milk or coconut milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or any good quality white chocolate bar chopped up to equal 1 cup
  • 3 tsp Host Defense Complete Calm Powder
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • OPTIONAL – sweetener of choice &/or marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Add the oat milk to a heavy bottom pan and place on a stove top set at medium heat.
  2. Add in the white chocolate and stir gently until white chocolate melts
  3. Add in cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise and mix well.
  4. Then add in Host Defense Complete Calm and mix well.
  5. Remove from heat and sweeten if desired.
  6. Pour into mugs, top mugs with marshmallows and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on marshmallows.
  7. Enjoy!



Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 372Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 31gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 18mgSodium 98mgCarbohydrates 86gFiber 2gSugar 71gProtein 9g

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David @ Spiced

Monday 16th of November 2020

That calming powder is super interesting - I've never come across anything like that! After 2020, I could use a whole case of that stuff. :-) I love the idea of mixing it into a spiced white chocolate - talk about an awesome comfort food right there. Can I add a splash of bourbon to mine? And sorry to hear about the house buying woes. You know, there's still a house around the corner here for sale...just sayin'...haha!

Neil

Monday 16th of November 2020

Sorry to hear of your woes with the house you've moved into and the closing on your previous house not happening. What a nightmare! Definitely get yourself a mug of this everyday Shashi to help alleviate all that stress you must be going through. I looks and sounds delicious! Take care of yourself. :-)

angiesrecipes

Friday 13th of November 2020

My husband will enjoy this as he loves white chocolate!

Dawn - Girl Heart Food

Friday 13th of November 2020

Love all the warming spices in this one, Shashi! And now that the weather is getting colder, hot chocolate is definitely in order! Love a big mug today to warm up!! Happy weekend, my friend :)