How to Make...

Superfood Hot Chocolate

A Superfood Hot Chocolate made with cacao, adaptogen herbs and spices make it a comforting healthy hot cocoa to enjoy all winter long.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Scale:


  • 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
  • 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!

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 145mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg