Sexy Superfood Hot Chocolate


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This sexy superfood hot chocolate is loaded with tons of superfood ingredients – it will boost your health, mood, hormones and overall well-being.

Sexy superfood hot chocolate. Dairy-free.

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 turns your classic hot chocolate into a superfood hot chocolate….and even better…a sexy superfood hot chocolate? Well, let’s take a look…

Sexy superfood hot chocolate. Dairy-free.

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.

Sexy superfood hot chocolate. Dairy-free.

Sexy superfood hot chocolate. Dairy-free.

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.


Sexy superfood hot chocolate. Dairy-free.

Sexy superfood hot chocolate. Dairy-free.

(dairy-free, vegan, paleo) Sexy superfood hot chocolate. A nutrient-packed hot chocolate that's made with raw cacao, maca powder and goji berries.

Sexy Superfood Hot Chocolate

5 from 7 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Lisa Bryan


This sexy superfood hot chocolate is loaded with tons of superfood ingredients – it will boost your health, mood, hormones and overall well-being.



  • 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.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 484mg | Iron: 1.8mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Hot Chocolate, Nutrient-rich Hot Chocolate, Superfood Hot Chocolate
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Did you use raw maca root  powder or gelatinized maca root powder? It seems that with the raw that you must heat it or you  will likely will end up with stomach cramps.

  2. I try this out, as I look so yummi and it is! <3
    I did it without maca powder (I did not have) but it tasted incredible anyway!
    Make sure to use indeed a high-powered blender for better results.5 stars

  3. I do remember Inspector Gadget! (Now I have that song stuck in my head, thanks a LOT, haha) This hot chocolate sounds absolutely amazing. And it’s healthy? Sign me up!5 stars

  4. What a creative chocolate recipe is this. Ingredient combo is just amazing. I would love to try this out soon5 stars

  5. Your pictures are so mouthwatering that even the simplest recipe becomes a winner! Going to make hot chocolate right away! :)5 stars

  6. I just made this as an afternoon pick me up and it was fantastic! I didn’t have any vanilla powder so I added a bit of vanilla bean paste. SOOO good!5 stars

  7. What a creative and delicious hot chocolate!! I love how you packed it full of superfoods – I feel like this will become my new breakfast treat that I can enjoy guilt free!5 stars

  8. A better idea. put it all in your vitmix first You don’t have to grind the chia as your vitmix liquefies it all. You could melt the chocolate in a ittle bit water first but it will blend nicely either way, than warm only to the temp you want in the microwave or on the stove. I use MCT oil instead of coconut oil sometimes to get the best benifits. Love it

  9. Since that is a long list of ingredients, have you ever tried mixing up a batch of the dry ingredients and then putting a portion in the blender with the milk when you want to make a cupful?

  10. I tried the Sexy Superfood Hot chocolate and when putting it in the blender it exploded – blew the top right off and not so sexy hot chocolate was EVERYWHERE. I’m guessing because the milk was hot. Maybe this is common sense, but it wasn’t to me. Now I know.

    1. Yikes! I blend hot drinks and soups in my blender all the time, so it sounds like perhaps the lid just wasn’t on tight. But glad you didn’t get harmed with anything hot.

    1. Thanks Laura! So maybe we should call it a Superwoman’s Sexy Superfood Hot Chocolate?! Ha! I kinda like it! ;) x

  11. Oh my goodness! I love this! It is jam packed with nutritional yumminess! Your photos are beautiful as well <3

      1. Hello Lisa,
        Looks delicious! Though If you were to simplify this recipe as much as you can, how would it look like?
        The simplicity of your recipes is what hooked me to your website, I’m trying and loving all your recipes I’ve followed so far.. You’re truly a healthy inspiration and that my dear is what makes you stand out!

      2. This is definitely not one of my more simple recipes. But I’ll have a more basic hot chocolate recipe coming soon! :)

  12. Keep up the great work! It’s very rare that you’ll ever regret getting up for a workout, once you begin :) And as for this hot chocolate = WOW! Can’t beat a deliciously rich, superfood-packed beverage treat like this. Yum.

    1. Oh, you are so right on the workout! Getting out of the house is always the hardest part. But it’s that much sweeter when you know you’re coming home to this! ;) x