Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate | gf +df

Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate | gf +df

A naturally warming latte full of superfood and anti-inflammatory ingredients that is a more nutritious and less sugary adaptation to your pre-packaged hot chocolate mixes. I created this a few weeks ago after wanting to have some hot chocolate and have made it again at least 3 times since! This recipe requires no prep–just some heating up in the stove pot for 10 minutes or less. An easy addition as a post-meal dessert or morning latte.

Gut Healthy Highlights

  • Turmeric is a natural inflammatory and adaptogenic (herbs that naturally boost your body’s immunity and ability to manage stressors) that aids in healing gut inflammation and permeability. It is one of the most powerful herbs available and can easily be incorporated into drinks, vegetables, seasonings and more.
  • Cocoa powder (and high cacao content dark chocolate) has prebiotic properties and are full of antioxidants.
  • Ground from the maca plant, maca powder is full of rich minerals like zinc and iron and aids in boosting metabolism and energy. Maca is also an adaptogen that provides natural vitality to your energy and moods.
  • Cinnamon helps promote healthy digestion and gut bacteria and is a great ingredient to reduce bloating and gas.
My cocoa powder of choice. Gluten-free, organic, fair-trade.

Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate

A naturally warming latte full of superfood and anti-inflammatory ingredients that offers a more nutritious and less sugary version to your pre-packaged hot chocolate mixes.
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Drinks, snacks
Keyword: adaptogenic, lattes
Servings: 2 servings


  • Hand sifter
  • bamboo whisk or hand immersion blender


  • 2 cups cashew or oat milk thicker nut milk is recommended for a creamier latte
  • 2 tbsp good quality cocoa powder (or cacao powder) organic, fair-trade recommended
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp honey or to taste


  • Begin by heating up the milk in a stove pot over medium heat.
  • Add in dry ingredients ideally through a hand sifter so as to reduce clumping.
  • When milk is steaming, add in honey to taste for sweetness.
  • Using the bamboo whisk, quickly mix the milk until a layer of froth forms.
  • Add a pinch of pepper and/or salt.
  • Serve immediately. Sift cacao powder on top as garnish.

Hope you all enjoy!

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