This hot chocolate recipe has quickly become my favorite! It’s 100% real food, packed with superfood goodness, and is the perfect afternoon pick me up (with a little kick!) to keep you energized for the rest of your day.
- 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup water, warmed on stovetop
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon raw maca powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (plus a pinch of pepper for greater absorbability)
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 3 dashes cinnamon
- cayenne + sea salt, pinch of each
Add all ingredients to blender. Blend well and enjoy!
Editor’s note: “Who should not use maca? Maca root can be quite energy enhancing for some people so take it first thing in the morning or in the early afternoon. Don’t over do the dosage (a teaspoon/5 grams is a good place to start), take it slow and gradually increase as you go. If you have thyroid disease this is probably not the best thing for you. Maca root is high in iodine and glucosinolate, which is not ideal for your condition, so check with your physician first. If you have breast cancer or PCOS check with your herbalist before using Maca in your diet.” Source: YoungAndRaw
Author: Katie Hussong is a Registered Nurse turned Holistic Health Coach and Culinary Nutrition Expert with a passion for integrative nutrition, yoga, and radical self-care. Through her writing, coaching, and classes, she offers a healing hand and loving heart to help stressed out folks get healthy naturally. Connect with her on Facebook and sign up here to keep in touch as she explores good food, good living, and the power of gratitude throughout the year.
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