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Happy December - Time for Healthy Hot Cacao

Not all cacao is created equal and this recipe is packed with nutrients worthy of enjoying anytime of the day or night.

Happy December - Time for Healthy Hot Cacao

This recipe is healthier than your average hot chocolate. Using a combination of cacao powder and maca powder. Cacao is the purest form of chocolate and it’s packed with antioxidants, fiber, and magnesium. Maca (powder from the Peruvian maca root) has a malty vanilla flavor and it’s good for fatigue, memory, and a slew of other things. It offers a little pick me up that’s similar but not as extreme as coffee. Perfect for a little morning boost.

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Maca Cacao Hot Chocolate

Serves 2

Ingredients

2½ cups almond milk

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1 tablespoon maca powder

2 tablespoon maple syrup, or to taste

½ teaspoon coconut oil

pinch of cinnamon

tiny pinch of sea salt

Optional toppings:

coconut whip** (see homemade instructions below)

shaved dark chocolate

Instructions

1. In a blender, mix the almond milk, cacao powder, maca, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt. (You can also whisk this together by hand). Transfer to a medium saucepan and heat. Taste and adjust the sweetness if desired. If it's too thick, add a little bit more almond milk.

2. Serve with coconut whip and shaved dark chocolate, both optional.

Topping

Homemade Coconut Whip:

solids from 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight

⅓ cup powdered sugar

Few drops of vanilla extract

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