The Great Canadian Hot Cocoa

By Dee
February 2, 2014

Author Notes:

We've been experiencing quite a cold winter up here in the Great White North. This indulgent but highly nutritious recipe is my favorite way to warm up.

(Maca Root a.k.a 'Peruvian Ginseng' is a nutrient dense root that lowers anxiety and provides a lot of minerals and vitamins the body craves during the winter months. Maca is also a great vegetarian/vegan source for vitamin B-12. Added bonus, maca boost sexual organs and balances hormones.)


Serves: 2


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1.5 teaspoons maca powder (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 (large) pinch of sea salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne (for the adventurist)
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs (or dark chocolate shavings)
In This Recipe


  1. Blend all ingredients except cacao nibs together in a blender or whisk until well combined.
  2. Heat in a pot at medium temperature.
  3. Once warmed, pour into your favourite mugs, add cacao nibs, sip and enjoy.

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