This delicious hot chocolate recipe is a favourite of ours.
The ingredients are traditionally used to reduce inflammation and protect your immune system.
Grab your favourite mug and get ready to create.
ingredients per person
1⁄2 mugful of organic coconut milk.
1⁄2 mugful of organic or homemade almond milk.
2 teaspoons of raw, organic Ecuadorian cacao.
1 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder (optional).
1⁄2 teaspoon of immune+ powder.
1 dash of black pepper.
1 teaspoon of organic, wild harvest coconut oil.
1-2 teaspoons of organic maple syrup, unprocessed honey, or sweeten with stevia.
Put all of the ingredients (except for the coconut oil and sweetener) into a stainless-steel pot and gently stir until it simmers.
Do not boil.
Once it is hot enough to drink, pour it into your favourite mug.
Add the coconut oil and your sweetener of choice.
Cacao is the bean that chocolate is made from. In its raw state, it contains nearly four times the antioxidant content of processed chocolate.
Ecuadorian cacao has a rich, smooth flavour that is ideal for hot chocolate drinks and raw chocolate recipes. We use Cacao Gold by Power Superfoods.
If you love orange and chocolate together, add a 1⁄4 teaspoon of orange zest into the pot.
The antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties make orange zest a delicious addition to cacao drinks. The flavonoid and vitamin C content supports your immune system too.
Makes sure you use oranges that are grown without the use of pesticides, so there is no toxic chemical contamination on the peel.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric binds to fat. When you mix turmeric with healthy fats, you optimise absorption in your gut. That’s why we use almond and coconut milk, as well as coconut oil in this recipe.
We use black pepper in this recipe because the piperine content enhances the delivery and absorption of curcumin.
Raw honey is a natural antibiotic with broad antimicrobial activity. If you are vegan, use pure organic maple syrup.
If you are having trouble sleeping, add a dash of nutmeg to your hot chocolate. Nutmeg has sedative properties that aid natural sleep.