For a good mood cook cocoa
I remember in my early childhood, my grandmother took a small saucepan, pour into it the milk and got out of the locker box with a brown powder, and in my head flashed a lucky guess: “Soon shall we drink cocoa!”. The only thing didn’t like is film-foam formed on the surface of the cooling drink. As an adult, I learned a lot of other recipes of making it, and not only milk, but the grandmother’s cocoa, still seems to me special If until now
You were only drinking tea or coffee, we offer You to get acquainted closer with cocoa.
What is cocoa?
Cacao is an evergreen tree fruit from which to extract seeds – beans, grind in the same powder. It is crushed cocoa beans are used to prepare the drink, as well as in the confectionery industry for the creation of chocolate, candy, cakes, etc. Besides that ready to drink cocoa has a very pleasant taste, it is also extremely useful, thanks to the content of substances such as: epicatechin and polyphenol (antioxidants), dopamine (a neurotransmitter), serotonin, tryptophan, phenylethylamine (antidepressants), histamine, magnesium, etc. Also cocoa contains fat, protein, vitamins, iron, zinc and a small amount of caffeine (less than coffee).
As a result of the presence of all these substances obtained from the powder beverage helps produce endorphins (“hormones of joy”), increases vitality and mood, has an invigorating effect on the entire body, stimulates mental activity, and even normalizes the level of cholesterol in the blood! Is there a reason to start drinking cocoa? By the way, it is recommended to consume 1-2 Cup a day, morning or afternoon, as a snack, but not overnight.
How to cook cocoa?
For the preparation of cocoa drink usually use water, milk, cocoa powder and sugar (all to taste). First, it is recommended to boil the water, dissolve in it the sugar and cocoa powder, then pour in the hot milk capacity. To obtain an air cleanser cocoa with sugar in the water you can whisk, and then add the milk. Sometimes instead of sugar in cocoa add honey, then it should be done before serving the drink on the table, because honey is not cooked!