As I was browsing trying to find the healthiest and most natural recipe for hot chocolate, I came across this raw and vegan version with many nutritional benefits. Here’s the recipe:

Serving Size: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

  • 4 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
  • 4 tsp Maca Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Honey (or vegan: Coconut Sugar, Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup)
  • 1/8 – ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Ginger Powder
  • Half of a Vanilla Bean, scraped (or 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract)
  • 3 Cups Almond, Hemp, or Coconut Milk (or other plant-based milk)


  1. In a small-medium sauce pan, warm your milk and let cool. If using raw nut milk, do not heat above 42 degrees Celsius.

  2. In a blender, combine all remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

  3. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and consume immediately!

All of these medicinal spices and powders can be found at your local health food store. Enjoy the holidays in style and boost your health at the same time!

Check out the link for the many health benefits of: Raw Cacao, Ginger, Cayenne, Maca and Raw Honey. http://bit.ly/1ihqE1W

Let me know what you think of it!

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