Hot Cardamom Tahini Cacao + 11 Health Benefits (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage!

 A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage! #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #cacao #tahini #healthy #warmbeverage #christmasdrink #cardamom #vegan

I'm just a wee bit obsessed with cacao powder (not to be confused with cocoa powder). . .

 A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage! #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #cacao #tahini #healthy #warmbeverage #christmasdrink #cardamom #vegan
 A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage! #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #cacao #tahini #healthy #warmbeverage #christmasdrink #cardamom #vegan

Cacao powder is about the healthiest form of chocolate that you can consume. It is the product of ground raw cacao beans -- completely unprocessed unlike the cocoa powder that most of us are familiar with. And, boy is it healthy . .

 A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage! #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #cacao #tahini #healthy #warmbeverage #christmasdrink #cardamom #vegan


Cacao powder is:

- extremely high in anti-oxidants that combat disease, aging, pollutants, stress, and dangerous free radicals
- a serotonin booster lending it to be a great reliever of mood swings and depression
-  high in iron
- high in magnesium
- high in calcium
- contains anandamide (the "bliss molecule") lending to feelings of euphoria and relaxation
- contains phenylethylamine, a natural energy and mood booster
- contains protein (protein!)
- has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
- contains sulfur (great for healthy skin, hair, and nails!)
- has been shown to support good metabolism and healthy weight loss

 A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage! #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #cacao #tahini #healthy #warmbeverage #christmasdrink #cardamom #vegan

Through many experimental cups, I discovered the amazingly delicious and complementary power of protein-rich tahini and flavorful cardamom paired with amazingly healthy cacao powder. This combo will blow you away, as you sink into delicious and relaxing guilt-free bliss. Enjoy. . . 

 A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage! #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #cacao #tahini #healthy #warmbeverage #christmasdrink #cardamom #vegan

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Hot Cardamom Tahini Cacao + 11 Health Benefits (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk of choice (I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 5 tbs organic cacao powder
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 green cardamon pod, contents freshly ground (or 1/4 tsp ground cardamom)
  • optionally, ground cardamom or cinnamon for garnishing
Instructions
In a sauce pan over medium heat combine all of the above ingredients.Whisk continually until all is smoothly combined, beginning to bubble and appears frothy.Carefully pour into mug(s), and optionally sprinkle with a little cardamom or cinnamon.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings | 1 serving:
Calories: 328
Fat: 20 g
 

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 A warm, healthy, tasty, comforting and nourishing take on hot chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and full of heart-healthy cacao, delicious cardamom, and protein-rich tahini. The perfect winter beverage! #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #cacao #tahini #healthy #warmbeverage #christmasdrink #cardamom #vegan