Maca Hot Chocolate

Maca Hot Chocolate
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Flavor
    Sweet
  • Estimated Time
    7 Minutes
  • Yield
    2

Ingredients

  • Cacao
    Cacao
  • Maca
    Maca
  • Cinnamon
    Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
    Vanilla
  • Salt
    Salt
  • 4 tablespoons of Cacao (powder; unsweetened)
  • 4 teaspoons of Maca (powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla (extract)
  • 2 1/2 cups of Whole Milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup
  • Salt (pinch)

Directions

A cup of maca hot chocolate is exactly what the body needs on a cold, winter or autumn day. Adding a pleasantly nutty flavor, maca also shares its richness of sterols and fatty acid amides, both of which work together to balance hormonal release, stimulate metabolism, and improve cognitive functions, among other effects. Cacao's theobromine, on the other hand, is for its stimulant and mood-enhancing properties. As such, this maca and cacao hot drink is capable of nourishing the mind and body alike.

  1. In a saucepan, pour the milk and put it on low heat to warm it up a little bit.(3 minutes)
  2. Add the maca powder, cacao powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine so that there are no lumps.(1 minute)
  3. Then add the maple syrup and vanilla extract (add more maple syrup if desired). Keep it on the heat until it is warm enough for your liking. Then take it off the heat and pour into cups.(2 minutes)
  4. Serve hot and enjoy!(1 minute)

Although drinking this maca hot chocolate is delicious on its own, when topped with whipped coconut cream, cinnamon, and cacao nibs, it turns into a real, wholesome treat.