Paleo Hot Cacao

Paleo, Vegan, Minimal Ingredients, Sugar-Free, Allergy-Friendly*

Hi, Mama! This winter seems to never end!!! Send help!!! It’s March and there is a foot of snow on the ground and the wind chill is below zero. I’m warming up with this Paleo Hot Cacao next to the fireplace with my boys wrapped in my heated blanket. Drastic? Maybe.

Homemade Paleo Hot Cacao is Paleo, Vegan, AND easy to make. Let your kids enjoy a sugar-free beverage after a day of sledding.

I am one of the few that doesn’t complain about the crazy Winter weather October through the end of the February. But it is now March, and I’m complaining. It’s cold, and my skin is whiter than my freshly painted fridge.

You’ll want to ditch the store-bought hot cocoa pockets that are laced with refined sugars, additives, and unnecessary ingredients and make this homemade hot cacao recipe for the whole family to enjoy.

Cacao Vs. Cocoa

Raw cacao powder and cocoa powder are very similar in looks, but they are completely opposite when it comes to their nutritional profile.

Cacao powder is made by cold pressing unroasted cacao beans. This process allows the removal of fat but keeps the living enzymes.

While cocoa powder looks the same as cacao, it unfortunely is roasted at high temperature. The high temperature change the molecular structure which lowers the nutriential value.

Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder

  • provides antioxidants
  • reduces blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease
  • boost mood
  • contains essential minerals – magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and copper just to name a few

My favorite Cacao Powder: Navitas Organic Raw Cacao Powder

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Paleo Hot Cacao

Homemade Paleo Hot Cacao is Paleo, Vegan, AND easy to make. Let your kids enjoy a sugar-free beverage after a day of sledding.

Ingredients

optional add 1/2 teaspoon mint extract

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to Make Homemade Paleo Hot Cacao

  1. Pour almond milk into a small saucepan over medium heat until almost boiling.

     

  2. Add in cacao powder, and salt. Whisk.

     

  3. Add in chocolate and whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and pour into your favorite glass.

     

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-Angela


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Paleo Hot Cacao

Homemade Paleo Hot Cacao is Paleo, Vegan, AND easy to make. Let your kids enjoy a sugar-free beverage after a day of sledding.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 53kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Ingredients

*optional add 1/2 TSP mint extract

    Instructions

    • Pour almond milk into a small saucepan over medium heat until almost boiling.
    • Add in cacao powder, and salt. Whisk.
    • Add in chocolate and whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and pour into your favorite glass.

    Notes

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 0.8mg