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Hot Cacao with Cardamom + Tahini (Vegan)

Hot Cacao with Cardamom + Tahini (Vegan)

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

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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 does it make for one healthy hot chocolate!

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 Health Benefits

  • 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! xo.

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

This Hot Cacao is

  • Creamy, soothing and comforting.

  • Rich and chocolate-y.

  • Perfectly laced with cardamom.

  • Silky smooth.

  • Slightly earthy and nutty with the addition of tahini.

  • Easy to make.

  • Healing, and packed with nutrients.

  • Vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

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Ingredients Needed to Make Tahini Hot Chocolate

  • Plant-based milk.

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Tips for Making the Best Hot Cacao

  • Any dairy or non-dairy milk works well with this recipe. Our favorites? Vanilla almond, oat and coconut milk.

  • While it will not have all of the amazing health benefits, in a pinch, regular cocoa powder can be used in place of cacao powder.

  • Any liquid sweetener of choice can be used in this recipe.

  • To make a sugar-free hot cacao, I recommend this sweetener.

  • The vanilla extract can be omitted for a still-tasty hot cacao recipe!

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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
 
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