I found this recipe on Dr. Claudia Welch’s site, and fell in love with it. It’s been my recent self-care treat for breakfast, and makes February mornings brighter.
Hot cacao is grounding like coffee but without the extra stimulation.
Because of this it’s great if you have anxiety. (Certainly many of us have struggled with this in the past month, with the political situation in the US.)
If your nervous system has been in overdrive lately, the buzz from coffee may only be making that worse. Something more soothing and calming is in order.
You’ll find these ingredients easily at any health food store, or order them online.
12 oz. boiling water1 heaping teaspoon (tsp) organic, raw cacao powder
1⁄8 tsp. organic maca
1-2 TBS pure maple syrup
1⁄8 tsp. salt
Milk, cream or milk alternative, to taste.
Optional: An 1⁄8th of a tsp. of vanilla or a pinch of saffron, cinnamon, cardamom or a touch of cayenne pepper a thin peel of orange rind.
Mix the cacao, maca, salt, cream and maple syrup well in the bottom of a mug. Add the boiling water and vanilla or spices if you want those. Mix well.