Hot chocolate is a comforting drink that nearly everyone loves, however traditional store-bought packages are riddled with artificial flavors and chemicals. While those types of cocoa mixes might work in a pinch to curb a craving, this homemade superfood hot chocolate is just as easy to make and much more nutritious!
Instead of being filled with artificial ingredients and chemicals, this hot chocolate recipe contains superfoods such as turmeric, cinnamon and coconut oil. Even hot chocolate’s base of cocoa powder is rich in nutrients, depending on the type of cocoa powder that is used. A raw cocoa powder will contain the most nutrients as it is unprocessed and undiluted from its natural form, however unsweetened cocoa powder will still provide essential vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants that are important for health.
Coconut oil adds not only heart-healthy fatty acids to this hot cocoa recipe but also contributes immune boosting and energy boosting nutrients. Combined with turmeric which is known for it’s ability to combat inflammation in the body, this superfood hot chocolate recipe is an inflammation fighting super drink that can help to boost overall health and wellness.
Superfood Hot Chocolate
2 cups almond milk
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend on high until smooth.
Pour mixture into a small pot and heat on medium heat until simmering.
Remove from heat and pour into two mugs. Drink immediately.
If you have no aversions to dairy, swap out the almond milk for non-fat or 2% milk for an even creamier hot chocolate. This will also increase the protein content!
A creamier dairy-free option to use is canned coconut milk, however this will increase the calories and fat content significantly.