Something a bit different to my usual today! I'm sharing my very delicious hot cacao recipe which I concocted over the weekend. I really wanted a nice, rich and warming treat so I raided the pantry and came up with this using a special ingredient you may not have heard of or tried yet.
I hope you love it. I will say straight up that this is rather rich, but satisfying so adjust the sweetness to your taste and gradually build it up!
2 cups almond milk (Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened)
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder (Power Super Foods)
2 tablespoons *mesquite powder (Loving Earth brand)
1 Cinnamon stick
1 tablespoons honey (I used Western Australian Active Jarrah but choose your favourite)
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Pour milk into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the raw cacao, mesquite and cinnamon stick. Stir until dissolved. Turn heat down and simmer until warm-hot. Do not boil. Add honey and/or maple syrup (or your choice of natural sweetener) to taste. Stir. Remove cinnamon stick. Pour into your favourite mug, sip and enjoy.
Serves two - or one devilishly happy soul!
*Mesquite powder is from Peru. It is low GI, gluten free and has a high mineral content. It has a nutty caramel like flavour and thickens the brew nicely. It is typically used as a partial flour replacement but is great in drinks and smoothies.
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