Healthy, cozy red velvet hot chocolate just in time for Valentine’s Day. Made with detoxifying beets, nourishing cacao powder, and naturally sweetened with mineral-rich dates.
While the beet/chocolate combination might be new to you, I think you’re going to love it. The beet taste is subtle but somehow goes perfectly with the deep chocolate flavor… and it gives the drink that color – worth it for that alone. 😍
Beets are one of the world’s most underrated superfoods. They’re especially detoxifying for the liver, which is responsible for more than 500 bodily functions (!). My favorite way to cook them is in the Instant Pot (no mess!), but if you’re short on time you could always buy pre-cooked beets in the produce section of most grocery stores, including Trader Joe’s.
Raw cacao powder has many health benefits too. It’s different from regular cocoa powder because it hasn’t been heated, which means that all the healthy enzymes are still present. Cacao is full of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and calcium and contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is sometimes known as the “love drug,” having been shown to boost mood.
Although maca powder is totally optional in this recipe, I like to add it in for an extra superfood boost. Maca is an adaptogen that is high in antioxidants, can enhance memory and mood, and has been shown to balance hormones in some women.Print
Red velvet beetroot hot chocolate! A delicious, healthy winter drink. Made with raw cacao powder, cooked beets, creamy dairy-free milk, and naturally sweetened with dates. Add in maca powder for an adaptogenic healthy boost.
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and warm over medium-low heat until mixture reaches desired temperature.
- Divide between two large mugs and top with toppings, like coconut whipped cream, cacao nibs, or extra cinnamon, if using. Enjoy!
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