I just have to start this post by sharing this song with you because it takes over my head space when I think of hot chocolate. I don't know why, I don't know how - all I know is that this is my reality now.
An unintentional rhyme and a song all in the first two sentences of this post. You know it's gonna be good!
I'm not really into hot drinks, to be honest. But when chocolate is involved it's pretty hard to say no. Not only does this hot chocolate come with a rich chocolatey flavor, it also has a few adaptogens in it too. Winner, winner vegan dinner!
I hopped on the adaptogen train at the beginning of this year and don't plan on getting off of it any time soon. I am hooked! I'm really digging ashwagandha and maca lately. Ashwagandha helps to chill us the heck out, reduces inflammation, balances hormones, along with a ton of other things that you can read in a quick Google search. Maca helps to balance hormones, boosts the immune system, increases energy, along with... you guessed it, a ton of other things that you can find in a simple Google search. Adding these guys to this hot chocolate means that we can drink up all of the benefits from these amazing adaptogens without even knowing that they're there.
With the chilly weather and holiday season officially upon us, the perfect way to relax a bit between all of the stress ('tis the season) is to make a big batch of this, sit down, and rewatch Shameless, Breaking Bad, or your favorite holiday movie, if you're into that type of thing, on Netflix for a few hours. Fun! Delicious! Yay, December!
FEEL GOOD ADAPTOGENIC HOT CHOCOLATE
2 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons cacao butter
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon maca powder
1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut coffee creamer
Add coconut milk, cacao butter, cacao powder, maca powder, and ashwagandha to a small saucepan. Stir everything together and heat over medium heat. Once it starts to get warm (it should only take a few minutes), add the coffee creamer and heat until it starts to boil just around the edges. Remove from heat, pour into mugs, and top with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and cinnamon. Serve, enjoy!
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