Adaptogenic Superfood Hot Chocolate
I discovered this hot chocolate when living in Vancouver. It was a typically rainy day, so I decided to make a hot chocolate and was feeling particularly adventurous. The result: a creamy, spicy, warming, soul-nourishing, chocolatey delight - it was love at first sip.
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Butter (I love Ceres Organics Coconut Butter) - you can substitue this for a teaspoon of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of raw cacao (organic if possible)
- 1 cup of almond milk (or soy, depending on your preference)
- 1 teaspoon of Turmeric
- ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of Cardamom
- Splash of vanilla (optional)
- Maple syrup to taste
Add all ingredients to a pot and heat slowly, being careful not to overheat the milk. Whisk as the hot chocolate warms, and once it has all combined, let it heat to your desired temperature. Once you have heated your chocolate to your liking, pour into your favourite vessel, and find a nice quiet spot to sit.
Close your eyes and breathe deep, letting the warm, spicy, chocolatey aroma fill your senses. Take a sip, feel the warmth spreading into your body and let your heart fill with gratitude.