This cold weather has us craving our famous creamy dairy-free hot cacao a recipe our sister company Real Raw Live has always done so well. The secret is to combine cacao and agave and make a chocolate syrup. Combined with fresh almond or oat mylk, it makes for a killer chocolate mylk . We combine it with maca root from peru and also make it into a super shot we named "macacoa" It makes you melt into a state of bliss.

The health benefits of cacao include decreased inflammation, improved heart and brain health, blood sugar and weight control and healthy teeth and skin. It's nutritious and so easy to add to your diet. It’s a great substitute for coffee. Unlike coffee, which can cause heart palpitations and elevate blood pressure and stress, cocoa reduces stress and strain on the heart and is also a heavy antioxidant and contains flavonoids which they say help protect us from cardiovascular disease.

Our six day strip jumpstart program suggest to ease off coffee, sugar, gluten, dairy. This drink is totally customizable and you can make this delicious drink sugar free and replace the agave with your favorite sugar-free alternative.

Cacao is also remarkably rich in magnesium and seems to be the number one source of magnesium of any food. This may very well explain why women crave chocolate before or during their menstrual period. Magnesium balances brain chemistry, builds strong bones, and is associated with creating more happiness. Magnesium is the most deficient major mineral on the Standard American Diet (SAD) - over 80% of Americans are chronically deficient in magnesium.

Raw Cacao Nutritional Facts: ‚Pay attention to the fiber and sugar content - they are the secret of why it's so healthy.

Cocoa also comes in granule form called "nibs" . These are great as a topping or to throw into a shake to give it a chocolate snap of flavor and texture.

ingredient check list ( 4 servings)

⅓ cup unsweetened Cacao powder
1cup light agave nectar
1 pinch sea salt
⅓ cup boiling water
3 ½ cups of almond or oat milk
¾ teaspoon vanilla
1 spoon maca powder (optional)

Mix 1 cup of light agave nectar with 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder in a saucepan.
Remove from heat when the powder is completely mixed into the syrup. Add boiling water, pinch of sea salt. Now stir in your favorite nut milk or oat milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs and cool it to drinking temperature.  Note : If you want it creamier try using coconut milk instead.

This healthy hot chocolate recipe is:

  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan & Paleo friendly
  • Naturally sweetened
  • Low fat
  • Totally customizable
  • And super easy to make


Cocoa, who knew? Now, you do!

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