Grand Velas Riviera Maya Shares Recipe for Turmeric-Infused Healthy Cocoa

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Leticia Fernandez, spa director of Se Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Mexico), shares a winter-inspired vegan spa recipe for Turmeric-Infused Healthy Cocoa. This easy-to-make wintery drink benefits the immune system, helps with inflammation, and more.

Turmeric-Infused Healthy Cocoa Ingredients:

• 3 cups of almond milk


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• 4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder

• 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon

• 3 teaspoons of ground turmeric

• A pinch of cayenne pepper


1. Place ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.

2. Whisk all ingredients until they simmer and a smooth consistency is achieved.

3. Remove from heat, pour into a mug, and enjoy!


For a closer look at some great winter-inspired packages and treatments, check out the Jan/Feb issue of American Spa.