When Taylor and I were exploring the rainforests in *Monteverde, Costa Rica we discovered the most incredible nourishing, delicious hot chocolate! The woman who made it for us graciously shared the recipe with us - and Rockin’ Raw used the recipe to make the hot cacao shot we served at the New York City LOVE Flowerlounge!
First, start by using a spice grinder or coffee grinder to make a jar of spiced powder that you can use over and over again! Then whip up your mug of fresh hot cocoa, rich with warming spices + superfoods to nurture you from the inside out.
Hot Chocolate Powder with Freshly Ground Spices
3 Cups of Organic Cacao Powder
1 Tb Goji berries
1 Tb Maca
5 sticks of Cinnamon
Small piece of Nutmeg
Gring into powder with a dry spice grinder or coffee grinder. Some blenders can also handle dry ingredients and powders too. Save the powder in a glass jar + label it!
For making the hot cacao, use this recipe:
Spiced Hot Chocolate (Dairy-Free)
1 Tb Hot Chocolate powder from above
1 Tb Flax Seeds
1 Tb Vanilla
1 Tb Honey or Maple Syrup (more/less to taste)
Heat 2 cups of almond milk (or other favorite nut milk). When it reaches a boil, add the ingredients above; turn off the heat and stir. Add a pinch of cayenne to taste. Add your favorite flower elixir to catalyze the effects you desire.
*Huge gratitude + shout out to the Juice Bar & Tea Room at Hotel Belmar in Monteverde Costa Rica for sharing the luscious hot chocolate recipe with us!
Love + flower petals,
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