Recipe courtesy of James Wong

Valerian Hot Chocolate for Anxiety

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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Ingredients

3 tablespoons fresh valerian root

3 3/4 cups full-fat milk

3 tablespoons fresh lemon balm leaves

3 teaspoons fresh lavender flowers 

6 leaves and 3 heads from fresh passion flowers

Peel of 1 1/2 oranges

1 3/4 ounces dark chocolate (minimum 50-percent cocoa solids)

Dash vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Chop the top and bottom from the fresh valerian root, and then place in a saucepan with the milk, lemon balm, lavender, passion flowers and orange peel and gently heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain. Pour the infused milk back into the pan, and then add the dark chocolate and vanilla extract and stir until melted. Drink at once.