This Spicy Superfood Hot Chocolate is loaded with so much goodness. Cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and maca powder. Vegan, paleo and a whole30 friendly option (sweeten with dates!)
How to Make...

Vegan Paleo Spicy Superfood Hot Chocolate

A Spicy Superfood Hot Chocolate perfect for winter months! Filled with superfood spices and adaptogen herbs. Paleo, vegan and a “no sugar added” option. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups non-dairy milk (I used cashew)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 TBS maple syrup, honey or 2 Medjool dates* (or date paste)
  • 2 tsp maca powder or reishi powder**
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • pinch cayenne pepper

Optional add-ins:

  • 2 tsp ghee or coconut oil (optional)
  • 2 servings collagen peptides


  1. Heat milk in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until simmering.
  2. Add in cacao or cocoa powder and sweetener of choice; whisk until smooth.
  3. Add in maca or reishi powder, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and pinch of cayenne. Whisk continuously while mixture is simmering, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in optional add-ins of ghee, coconut oil and/or collagen peptides. You can divide mixture here depending on personal preference. 
  5. Pour spicy superfood hot chocolate into two mugs, enjoy!

Recipes Notes:

*Use 2 Medjool dates per 2 servings if you’d like a Whole30 option. Pure maple syrup, honey, agave, coconut sugar or even a stevia sweetener would work depending on personal preference.

**You may leave out the adaptogens of you’d like but if you’re interested in adding them into your diet this is a fun way to enjoy them!