I wrote this recipe as a guest post for www.pantry.qa they are an awesome online family run business based in Doha which provide the local residents with lots of wonderful health and wellness products, while 30% of their profit goes to different charities such as Happy 4 Life. They also stock a selection of my homemade nut/seed butters, granolas etc. Here's the post:
With all the cold weather in Doha lately, I've been drinking lots of hot (well, warm) chocolate to keep me snug. This is not the type which is laden with milk and processed sugars, this hot chocolate is 100% plant-based and is guaranteed to give you an excellent boost of nutrients as it's bursting with superfoods. In order to preserve the superpowers of the superfoods, especially the maca, this hot chocolate, is more warm rather than piping hot. The other advantages being that you don't have to wait until it cools to consume it, and you're very unlikely to burn your tongue!
The fauxtella is already sweetened with 100% pure date syrup, therefore I don't feel I the need to add more sweetener, however you can add your sweetener of choice to the blender with everything else if you would like it slightly sweeter. This is a delicious and nutritious way to keep the winter bugs at bay and an excellent excuse to have chocolate - need I say more?
Ingredients: (serves 2)
2 tablespoons VegetarianTreehouse fauxtella (can be replaced with 1.15 tbs cacao powder & 1 tbs almond butter)
1 tablespoon refined coconut oil
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon maca powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of Himalaya pink salt / Celtic sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Bring one cup water to a boil in a kettle.
- Add all ingredients to your blender, including hot water and blend until combined.
- Pour the mixture into two separate mugs, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top and enjoy!