23 Nov Superfoods Hot Chocolate Recipe
This sweet and superfood hot cocoa beverage will warm your tummy and boost your immunity.
Baby, it’s getting cold outside—time to warm up with a hot cup of cocoa! The cooler weather in the fall and through winter always make me want to cozy up with a blanket, fire, and hot beverage.
This blend of maca powder and raw cacao powder offer a sweet taste that is packed with antioxidants and immunity, minus the sugar typically found in cocoa (not to be confused with cacao).
WHAT IS MACA & CACAO?
“Maca’s first recorded use was by Spaniards in the 16th century and but was used by indigenous healers of the Andes mountains long before this time.” (information from HealthyTruth.com)
To read more about raw cacao, click here to view Chocolate Mousse Recipe.
BENEFITS OF MACA POWDER
“Maca is a true adaptogen (enables the body to enhance its power of resistance and adapt to external conditions). Mava works with the body’s natural rhythm to rebuild weak immune systems and to increase endurance.
Maca has been known to:
- increase energy and stamina
- improve sexual function in men and women
- reduce hormonal dysfunction during menopause
- regulate hormonal imbalance
- enhance mental ability
It’s anticarcinogenic, contains potent antioxidants, and even helps build muscle..” (information from HealthyTruth.com)
MACA CACAO HOT CHOCOLATE
- In a medium sauce pan, add in milk to warm on medium-low.
- Once warm (not boiling), add coconut oil, powders, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt.
- Stir slowly until mixed thoroughly.
- Pour, and drink once cool.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Believe it or not, there are vegan marshmallows out there! If desired, top with some vegan marshmallows (the other ones are just puffed sugar and not so bueno ingredients).
Or, add a dusting of additional raw cacao powder on top.
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