Updated: Oct 12, 2020
It's never the wrong time of year for hot chocolate in my book! Who else agrees? There is just nothing like the rich, creamy, warmth sliding down into your tummy and making you feel all cozy!
Unfortunately, traditional hot chocolate is full of hormone disruptors like sugar and dairy and artificial colors and flavors if you use a dry mix. Not very friendly to those of us who are trying to keep things balanced! So today I want to share this delicious recipe that is not only tasty and comforting, but also packed full of superfoods to give you an energetic boost.
Health Benefits of Maca
Before we get to the Hot Maca Chocolate recipe, though, let’s talk about the health benefits of maca.
Mental and Physical Energy
Incorporating maca into your daily diet can help boost your energy levels and increase endurance and stamina. It is ideal for athletes performing energy-demanding activities. Maca has also been shown to expand and sharpen mental memory and activity, making it an excellent remedy for fatigue.
Remedy for Menstrual and Menopause Issue
Maca can be helpful in relieving various side effects of menstruation and menopause. It is effective especially in alleviating hot flashes and cramps.
Adding maca to your diet can do wonders for the health of your skin. Maca has anti-inflammatory properties effective in fighting acne or blemishes. Maca can also help reduce the sensitivity of your skin.
Improves Mood and Balances Hormones
Maca can provide effective relief for those suffering from mood swings, anxiety, depression, and other pre-menstrual symptoms. Hormone-balancing foods like maca can help regulate mood, sexual function, and emotions and prevent diseases.
Packed with Nutrients
Maca is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and antioxidants. It contains glucosinates, which are powerful antioxidants usually found on cabbage, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables.
Knowing the multiple health benefits of maca, now you can enjoy it even more! Here is the recipe for this special Hot Chocolate.
1 teaspoon of maca powder
1 Tablespoon of cacao powder
I mug almond or coconut milk
1 Tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
1 pinch cinnamon
What To Do
Heat the almond milk and wait to simmer. Blend it with maca and cacao powder for few seconds. Then, pour the mixture into your mug and stir in the maple syrup. Sprinkle some cinnamon and cacao on top. Take a sip and enjoy its aroma and flavor.
With this simple recipe for hot maca chocolate, you can enjoy a delicious and healthy beverage. Start making maca part of your healthy diet and experience a more satisfying lifestyle. Stay healthy!