Hot and raw Chocolate

A healthy recipe

Hot chocolate is a popular drink for breakfast and for those moments, when you’d like to pamper and treat yourself. But the traditional version is not exactly the best for your health. Here we offer you a recipe for hot chocolate that is both natural and will also do you good.

Chocolate can actually be very good for you from a nutritional perspective as it contains cocoa. Please opt for raw cocoa! And because raw cocoa contains polyphenols and flavonoids, it’s a very good source of antioxidants. In addition, it’s a very good source of magnesium, zinc, and iron. It also contains neurotransmitters (serotonin for example), which are good for your brain. To put it short, it’s a superfood! Nowadays it’s very easy to find raw cocoa powders in organic stores. However, to preserve all of its good properties, you shouldn’t cook cocoa and when you prepare hot chocolate, it should be lukewarm and not hot or boiling.

The recipe

30g of raw cocoa powder

30g of coconut oil

4 pitted Medjool dates

40g of cashew nuts

500ml of heated almond milk (lukewarm) or another plant-based milk

1 pinch of cinnamon

Just put all of the ingredients in a blender. And if you’d like to spice up your hot chocolate a little more, you can add a pinch of ginger, anise and ground cloves.