Got an urge for chocolate? Want a warming treat? This nutrient-dense cuppa is no danger to your waistline! With some spice to add a delicious kick, this hot chocolate is the perfect craving satisfier as the weather cools down.
- ½ cup of cashews
- 2 cups of filtered water
- 2 Tbsp of cacao powder
- 2 Tbsp of maple syrup
- 1 tsp of natural vanilla extract
- ½ tsp of cinnamon
- Pinch of chili powder
- Cacao nibs (optional)
- Add all ingredients into a high powder blender and blend for 5 minutes or until it is hot. I used a Vitamix, which heats the liquid after a few minutes on maximum speed.
- If you don’t have a high powered blender, mill the cashews into a fine meal with a food processor. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth then heat in a small saucepan until warm over a medium heat. Do not boil.
- Sprinkle cacao nibs on top if you’d like. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Cashew – blanched almonds, macadamias
Cacao – carob, cacao nibs
Maple syrup – honey, Stevia
Chili – cayenne
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2-4 servings
- Nutrition per serving:
Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.