Drinks

Cacao Hot Chocolate

cacaohotchocolate

a lovely rich, warm cup of hot chocolate loaded with beneficial nutrients

Cacao is the richest, purest form of chocolate you can consume. The cacao fruit tree produces cacao pods which are cracked open to release beans. These beans can be processed in many ways to provide cacao butter, cacao nibs, or cacao powder. Cacao is an extremely nutrient dense food and provides a plethora of nutritional benefits. It contains 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries. It is the highest plant-based source of iron. For people who are vegan or vegetarian, who do not consume meat, which is one of the highest sources of iron, cacao is a good additive to have in your diet to ensure you receive appropriate iron intake. Cacao is also a good source of calcium, it is a mood elevator and a natural antidepressant. It is easy to use in its many forms, and can be thrown in cake or pancake batter, smoothies, or in a perfect cup of rich hot chocolate.

Cacao Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

8 ounces milk (almond, soy, cows etc)
1 heaping tsp cacao powder
1-2 tsp raw cane sugar
Splash of vanilla extract
Whipped cream (coconut etc)
Cacao nibs

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot over medium-high heat and whisk well until all ingredients are combined. Remove from heat just before mixture boils.
  2. Add to serving cup, garnish with coconut whipped cream, cacao nibs and enjoy!

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