Mock Hot Chocolate Drink
Enjoy this sweet, warming drink when you need a cool-weather pick-me-up! Carob comes from the seed pods of a locust tree and is rich in many nutrients. It’s delicious as a natural sweetener and a chocolate alternative in hot drinks, puddings, cookies and pies.
Mix the carob powder and cornstarch in the water (or milk) until smooth.
Heat the ingredients, stirring occasionally, and add a drop of vanilla just before serving.
Because it is an excellent source of pectin, it's used to sooth tummy ailments.
|Source||Recipe courtesy Jim Watkins, director of food services at Bastyr University|