Sexy Superfood Hot Chocolate
Posted by Lisa on March 5, 2016 / 6 Comments
This sexy superfood hot chocolate is loaded with tons of superfood ingredients – it will boost your health, mood, hormones and overall wellbeing.
When I woke up this morning there was some thick fog hugging the hills. And you could feel that the rain wasn’t too far behind. It was dark and gloomy and almost enough for me to stay in bed all snuggled warm. But I’ve been so determined to get back into shape for my Portugal trip that I threw on some gym clothes, tossed on a baseball cap and headed out the door. And honestly, I was quite proud of myself! Because what I really wanted to do was lay in my cozy bed and simultaneously whip up this sexy superfood hot chocolate. Perhaps with some go-go-gadget arms?! (you remember Inspector Gadget, right?).
So what makes this hot chocolate a superfood hot chocolate….and even better…a sexy superfood hot chocolate? Well, let’s take a look…
It all starts with the raw cacao, a potent antioxidant with mood-enhancing compounds and you guessed it, aphrodisiac qualities. Studies have shown that the chemicals in raw cacao can balance your hormones, improve libido and restore feelings of well-being. Good stuff – but it gets even better!
Because then we add maca, a root grown in the high altitude regions of Peru that’s known for it’s positive effects on hormones, fertility, libido, energy levels and stamina.
But if you’re wondering why this superfood hot chocolate is a little more golden in color than a traditional hot chocolate, it’s probably due to the goji berries. I have a big container of goji berries that I love to snack on. Some eat raisins, and well, I eat goji berries. So I thought, why not add them to the mix? Goji berries are the most nutritionally-dense fruit on earth and contain all essential amino acids. They’re also known to improve mood, energy, sleeping habits, immune function and overall wellness.
More sweetness and a little spice comes in the form of dates, cinnamon, cardamom, sea salt and vanilla bean powder. Though if you don’t have vanilla bean powder, feel free to use vanilla extract.
And finally we come to the last ingredients – ground chia seeds and coconut oil. The ground chia seeds are loaded with digestive health benefits and omega-3’s. They also make the hot chocolate thick and super delicious. And the tablespoon of coconut oil adds amazing medicinal benefits and helps to produce the frothy bubbles on top.
Whew! Lots of superfoods, vitamins, minerals and nutrients packed into this little drink! It sounds like a lot of stuff, but honestly, it couldn’t be easier to make because all you have to do is heat up your favorite milk (coconut, almond, hemp, etc – or water) and add it to a high-powered blender, like my fave Vitamix, along with the other ingredients and in 20 seconds you’ve got this amazingly delicious and frothy hot chocolate concoction.
- Heat the milk in a pot on medium heat, until boiling.
- Transfer the milk to a high-powered blender along with all other ingredients. Blend on high for 20 seconds or until mixed and frothy. Serve immediately and top with a sprinkle of raw cacao.
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