5 from 1 vote
hot cocoa
Hot Cocoa
Prep Time
5 mins
 

This hot cocoa is not only creamy, chocolate-y, and comforting, but it also contains a lot of superfoods to make you feel amazing. It's vegan, and can easily be made nut-free and sugar-free.

Servings: 1
Calories: 107 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. concentrated mushroom powder*
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • maple syrup (or sweetener of choice), to taste
Instructions
  1. Warm the milk. Add the almond milk into a small saucepan and heat it over medium heat until warm.

  2. Blend. Add all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth and frothy.

  3. Taste and adjust the flavor as needed, adding more cocoa powder for a more chocolate-y flavor, maple syrup for sweetness, and cinnamon for a sweet-spicy flavor with a woody fragrance.

  4. Serve hot or warm, straight out of the blender.

  5. Store. Leftover hot cocoa keeps well in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

  6. Reheat in a small saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.

Recipe Notes

*I used mushroom extract by Harmonic Arts, which contains chaga, cordyceps, reishi, lion's mane, and turkey tail. When purchasing a mushroom extract, look for one made from 100% mushrooms (whole fruit bodies, not mycelium), extracts (not just powders), and organic. Another great brand of mushroom extract is Thrive, which contains a blend of 6 medicinal mushrooms, namely lion's mane, reishi, turkey tail, maitake, chaga, and cordyceps.
**Nutrition information is calculated using 1 Tbsp./15 ml maple syrup. 
**Nutrition information is approximate and may contain errors. Please, feel free to make your own calculations.

Nutrition Facts
Hot Cocoa
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.