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vegan superfood hot chocolate

Merry Christmas eve eve everyone!! Today I am sharing my favorite hot chocolate recipe that is not only loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fats, but it is also the most amazing hot chocolate you will ever try. Promise. Now go make it!!

benefits of cacao:

Cacao contains PEA, a compound that triggers the release of endorphins and makes you happy (cacao and blue algae are the only foods in the world that contain PEA)! The superfood also boosts serotonin levels, the feel good chemical of the brain. Just a single tablespoon contains 3-9% of the daily recommendation for iron, magnesium and zinc intake. Cacao is also a great source of flavonols that help in preventing systemic inflammation which protects against cardiovascular disease and reduces risk of stroke. Polyphenols, a complex antioxidant found in cacao helps reduce bad cholesterol and prevents hardening of arteries. It is also a good source of fiber as well as sulfur (sulfur is amazing for hair, skin and nails).

The benefits of all the other ingredients can be found in my miracle milk  post!! This is another one of my favorite drinks that is loaded with health benefits.



vegan superfood hot chocolate

Prep time: min     //     Cook time: min     //     Total time: min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almondmilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • optional: 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Steps

  1. Whisk ingredients together in medium saucepan over medium heat.

*make sure to use nondairy milk for this recipe as cow milk prevents the absorption of antioxidants.

6 Comments
  • Patrick

    December 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm Reply

    This is actually my favorite post by you.

  • Grandma Sarah

    December 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm Reply

    Looks good! And yummy too! Merry Christmas!

  • Chani

    January 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm Reply

    I’m not sure how I missed this post the first time around, but I’m glad you shared it again on fb. It reminded me I need to get cacao in the new kitchen (still working on stocking up on the basics n such). I haven’t tried cacao with tumeric before. I’ll be giving it a try.

    • Brooke Paige

      January 14, 2017 at 8:47 pm Reply

      it was an extra post and I put it up during the holidays so that is probably why!! let me know if you try it 😘

  • Dayna

    January 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm Reply

    This was really delicious! A great way to treat yourself while also getting some great health benefits!

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