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.
Maca Cacao Hot Chocolate
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
coconut whip** (see homemade instructions below)
shaved dark chocolate
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.
Homemade Coconut Whip:
solids from 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
⅓ cup powdered sugar
Few drops of vanilla extract