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Spiced mocha

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    Spiced mocha Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

    This beverage is loaded with antioxidants, which may help improve your immunity during cold and flu season.


    1 medium orange
    2 cinnamon sticks, broken into 1- to 2-inch pieces
    8 whole cloves
    3 whole allspice
    2 cups water
    2 cups fat-free milk
    1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel of the orange. Be careful not to get the pith (white underneath the peel). Squeeze the juice from the orange into a liquid measuring cup. Add water to make 1/3 cup juice, if needed. Set aside.
    2. Place the orange peel, cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice in a square of 100% cheese cloth. Bring corners together and tie with kitchen string.
    3. In a large saucepan, combine the orange juice (made in step 1), spice bag (made in step 2), water, milk, brown sugar, cocoa powder and instant coffee. Stir. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and allow to set for 10 minutes.
    4. Uncover saucepan and remove spice bag. Add vanilla. Stir. Serve warm.

    Makes 6 servings

    Recipe contains: milk

    Carb choices per serving: 1


    If you prefer iced mocha beverages, make this recipe the night before and enjoy it over ice.

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