Come on, who doesn’t love a big, steamy, milky, luxurious mug of hot chocolate?
Warming? Feels like a hug in a mug? Hits you with your chocolate fix?
Am I right?
Well, I’m here to tell you you can have ALL that, but you can make it much healthier. IF you don’t shovel marshmallows on it, that is. And that’s not such a buzzkill.
Here’s my take on healthy hot chocolate. KP style.
This is spicy, healthy hot chocolate and it’s totally yummy. It’s not a gut-busting, heart stopping bucket of cream, sugar and chocolate. It even contains HORMONE-HELPING maca powder.
Lets’s start with the chocolate or in this case – raw cacao.
Cacao is a nut. Chocolate is made from the nut. Cacao is rich in magnesium, chromium, iron, manganese and much more! A powerhouse of health and fertility fuelling nutrients. A so-called superfood.
Not so much when it’s processed into chocolate..unless it’s 70% plus cocoa solids dark chocolate.
But you can buy raw organic cacao as a power in health stores. I get mine from Superfoodies. It’s generally better for you than processed hot chocolate powder or commercial cocoa powder. Check the labels.
Now lets’s also say a few words about hormone-helping Maca.
So bloomin’ hormone helping I wrote a whole blog on it!
This creamy, white powder balances hormones, Increases vim and vigour…including sperm count! It’s protein packed, although not a complete protein.
It tastes like butterscotch to me. Totally yummy.
So onto the recipe.
Recipe – Ingredients for One
1 mug of organic milk or non dairy milk – I find almond milk or hazelnut milk works well.
1-2 tablespoons raw organic cacao powder
1 teaspoon maca powder (mine also from Superfoodies )
Sweeten to taste – I use a small pitta date when I blend it OR 1/2-1 tsp rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar., …whatever you choose. Avoid white sugar and artificial sweetener, preferably as they are not good for health and hormones.
Pinch cayenne, ground ginger/ground cinnamon to taste – OPTIONAL
Recipe – Method
Warm your milk gently in a pan. Don’t boil it.
Either whisk in the the ingredients as above OR better still, blend up in your blender to make it super frothy and creamy. I use my super duper, super affordable Froothie blender.
Sprinkle with raw cacao or cinnamon.
Play around with the recipe to find your own version …and enjoy!
This will warm the cockles of your heart as my old Granny used to say. And you can wind it in, smugly, knowing it’s healthy hot chocolate too!