Nourishing Hot Cocoa

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It's time for a delicious cleansing and balancing cozy drink. With the colder weather and darker mornings, sipping this has made me feel very warm and safe inside.

It contains, Dandy Blend which is a coffee alternative made from chicory root and dandelion. The chicory feeds the good gut bacteria in your digestive tract and the dandelion stimulates your liver to function optimally. The maca root and raw cacao powder has uplifted my spirit and given me sustainable energy, so I don't even really need a caffeine pick-me-up. 

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp. maca powder
  • 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. Dandy Blend
  • 1/4 alternative milk - I alternate between cashew milk and coconut milk
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pinch of cardamom (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. collagen hydrolysate from Great Lakes (optional)
  • 1 date (optional)

Heat up the water in a small pot. Add the powders, Dandy Blend, and spices. Let it heat up slowly. Don't bring to boil. Once it's hot, add it to the blender with the milk and date (if using). Blend for a few seconds to completely mix and add foaminess (part of the fun).

Tip:  You can make the blend ahead of time to make it real quick and simple. Feel free to change the ratios to your liking as well.