Once upon a visit to Boulder, I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite restaurants, Shine Restaurant and Potion Bar. And one of my favorite things about Shine is their offering of delectable “potions,” nourishing and energetically charged herbal tonics made with herbs, flower, gemstone essences, and sound-frequencies!
One of my favorite potions was the Love-Me-Dew, coconut milk infused with cocoa, chili powder, rose petals, raspberry agave, and vibrational essence of rose quartz. It is designed to enhance feelings of self-acceptance and self-love. It certainly evoked feelings of love for this drink – since first tasting it, I have ongoing cravings for it.
So, I wanted to share with you my own version of this delicious elixir. It's a perfect, heart-warming drink for a cold winter day.
2 cups almond or cashew milk (best when you can make your own)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup (more or less, depending on your taste)
1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder (you can use more or less, depending on how spicy you like it, and you can substitute your favorite chili)
1 teaspoon finely chopped dried organic rose petals for garnish (make sure to use culinary grade roses)
Heat the nut milk in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it just starts to steam. Lower the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder, maple syrup and chili powder. Stir until well blended, then remove from heat. Divide into two ceramic mugs and sprinkle a half-teaspoon of rose petals on top of each. Share the love!