In my ongoing quest to avoid sugar (yet not completely strip my diet of joy), I’ve made a tasty new discovery: When added to a dark hot chocolate, fenugreek powder gives the drink a maple syrup flavor; no other sweetener necessary!
On top of being a big fat ZERO when it comes to raising your blood sugar, fenugreek is crazy, ridiculously good for you, thanks to a naturally occurring compound called diosgenin, which has been shown to improve glucose metabolism, reduce inflammation, and protect against a particularly pernicious form of breast cancer (HER2).
The compound is fat soluble, however, so make sure you load up your fenugreek drinks with a healthy fat. Here’s what I’ve been making:
Fenugreek Hot Chocolate
- One cup boiling water
- 1 to 2 tsp. organic raw cacao powder (depending on preference)
- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. fenugreek powder (depending on preference)
- 3 (or more!) tbs. homemade almond milk (though any full-fat milk or milk alternative would work)
Stir. Drink. Let your cells bask in an unprecedented state of anti-inflammation and metabolic efficiency!