Maca Cacao Hot Chocolate
 
 
This delicious & healthy superfood hot chocolate is great for winter mornings or a good-for-you dessert! Vegan.
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups almond milk (I use Almond Breeze Original)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder (I use Nativas Naturals)
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder (I use Essential Living Foods)
  • 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.
Notes
** Homemade Coconut Whip:
solids from 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
⅓ cup powdered sugar
Few drops of vanilla extract

Make the coconut whip by combining the ingredients in a mixer and mix until whipped and fluffy. Note: some cans of coconut milk are duds - meaning that the solids and the water do not separate and the whip cream will not whip. I've had the best luck using Whole Foods 365 brand full fat canned coconut milk.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/maca-cacao-hot-chocolate/