A few weeks ago, I spotted a recipe by MindBodyGreen for superfood hot chocolate. Since then, I have had it whilst studying, winding down with a film and out on Snowdonian walks. I bought some raw cocoa powder a few weeks ago and until I tried this particular recipe, I could never get my hot chocolates to taste quite right. So, it is safe to say I am converted, and I had to share it here. I’ll admit; my portion size is somewhat larger than MindBodyGreen’s, but it fills an average cup nicely. This hot chocolate contains a variety of “superfood” spices. I don’t personally have macs powder or cayenne pepper in my cupboards, but I have included them nonetheless. Tumeric is a fantastic addition, adding a subtle warming taste and helping to beat colds and other aliments aided by its anti-inflammatory properties.
- 125ml of each almond milk and water
- 1 tbsp raw cocoa or cacao powder
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, honey or agave
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
- 1/4 tsp each macs powder, cinnamon and nutmeg
- Pinch of cayenne pepper and sea salt