This superfood hot chocolate homemade recipe is made with cashew milk (or other non-dairy nut milk), dates, cashew butter, cacao powder, collagen powder, maca powder, and ground cinnamon.
This superfood hot chocolate homemade recipe is:
dairy-free, gluten-free, warm, buttery, creamy, sweet, chocolaty, filled with superfoods.
How To Make Hot Chocolate With Cacao Powder:
I found that blending a hot liquid with the cacao powder yielded a hot chocolate that was well blended and creamy, and therefore, not grainy. And, I tested this hot chocolate with hemp seed milk, cashew milk, and almond milk.
Cashew milk yielded a creamy and buttery taste compared to the others. Since this recipe eliminates maple syrup, a common sweetener in vegan hot chocolates, I feel that the cashew milk adds a buttery sweet taste without the added sugar.
So grab all the ingredients. Heat cashew milk or another nut milk, cashew butter and dates in a small pot. Whisk the butter and nut milk until thoroughly combined (a few minutes), and then heat the milk until the dates are soft.
Transfer the milk mixture to a blender or Vitamix. Add cacao powder (not cocoa powder), collagen protein powder, maca powder, and ground cinnamon. Blend the ingredients and gradually increase the speed from low to high for 1-2 minutes.
You can immediately consume the hot chocolate, or you can transfer it to glass bottles and refrigerate overnight. I found that chilled hot chocolate lasts 1-2 days.
Caesar Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 cup raw cashews
3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
Fresh ground black pepper
1/4 – 1/3 cup dried spicy chickpeas, such as Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas Chipotle
2 Tablespoons hemp seeds
2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 avocado, sliced
Caesar Salad Dressing Instructions
- Process cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard and black pepper in the food processor, while the motor is running, add 1/4 cup plus 2-3 tablespoons warm water.
- Process until the dressing is smooth, about 2-3 minutes if needed scrap down the sides once or twice.
- Toss romaine with dressing, hemp seeds, and nutritional yeast. Top salad with avocado and chickpeas.
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