Recipe Review

You Totally Can (and Should) Drink This Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

published Dec 13, 2016
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Maca Cacao Hot Chocolate
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‘Tis the season for hot chocolate! The rich, sweet drink is a dessert mainstay during the holiday season, but what if you’re craving some for breakfast? If you’re feeling adventurous, try this unique twist on the cozy classic.

This recipe calls for two noteworthy ingredients: cacao and maca. Here’s what the author has to say about them:

Instead of cocoa, I decided to use a combo of cacao powder and maca powder. Cacao is the most pure form of chocolate and it’s packed with antioxidants, fiber, and magnesium. Maca (powder from the Peruvian maca root) has a malty vanilla flavor and it’s good for fatigue, memory, and a slew of other things. It offers a little pick me up that’s similar but not as extreme as coffee. Perfect for a little morning boost.

You can typically find maca and cacao powder at your local health food store, or you can buy them online. With almond milk, maple syrup, and coconut oil, this hot chocolate is also vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. Cheers to that!

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