Spiked Mayan Hot Chocolate Recipe

The ancient Mayans believed that cacao was a gift from the gods, and with all of the amazing health benefits of this delicious superfood, we just might have to agree. In the early 1700s, Carl Linnaeus gave the cacao tree its Latin name, Theobroma, which means “food of the gods” and alludes to the Mesoamerican mythologies around the origins of cacao. The Mayans, in particular, believed that cacao was given to humans by a deity that appeared as a feathered serpent. Cacao beans were so highly valued among these ancient peoples that they used it as currency and as a ritual beverage during celebrations throughout the year. This was the inspiration for our Spiked Mayan Hot Chocolate, which is perfect for holiday celebrations and cold winter nights.

The recipe for the ritual drink of the Mayans typically included raw cacao beans, dried peppers, and cinnamon, all of which are known to have numerous health benefits. Raw cacao, the unprocessed predecessor of chocolate, is rich in detoxifying antioxidants. The flavonoids in raw cacao powder have also been shown to help prevent arterial plaque formation and improve circulation, while lowering the risk of heart disease. For centuries, cayenne pepper has been used in traditional medicines for pain relief, detoxification, and improvement of circulation, metabolism, and immune response. Like cacao, cinnamon also has antioxidant effects in the body and research has shown that cinnamon can help prevent bacterial infection and reduce inflammation in the body.

Our rich, spicy, and lightly bitter hot chocolate gets its smooth texture from highly nutritious coconut milk and its subtle sweetness from immunity-boosting Manuka honey and antioxidant-rich vanilla. Philosophie’s Cacao Magic Superfood Blend adds an extra pop of protein plus a variety of potent superfoods, including a dose of finely milled reishi mushroom powder, known to have an ever-growing list of healing properties. A splash of dark rum adds a deeper sweet flavor and ensures that this drink will leave you feeling merry.

On top of being an incredibly nourishing way to satisfy a sweet tooth, this recipe is incredibly easy and a delicious, dairy-free alternative to milk-based hot chocolates. Feel free to adjust the spices to your tastes—we like ours with a little extra cayenne for more of a spicy kick, but you can omit the cayenne if you’re serving to children or people who are sensitive to spiciness!


Gather This:

Do this:

Pour coconut milk into small saucepan and heat on low heat until steaming. Turn off heat and whisk in cacao powder, honey, vanilla extract, spices, and rum. Pour into mugs and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cayenne and enjoy!


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St. Paddy's Day Green Overnight Oats


Green Overnight Oats

We love to eat our greens! These overnight breakfast oats made with cinnamon, banana, almond milk and our Green Dream Superfood Blend filled with tons of healing & mood-boosting superfoods like spirulina and maca.

The recipe is flexible, add-ins can be customized to your liking and the same goes for the toppings. Green sprinkles could be fun for kids to really up the festivity of this easy breakfast.

A nutrient-dense green breakfast with superfoods and naturally sweetened with banana.

St Paddys Green Overnight Oats

Gather This:
About 1 cup of oats (or quinoa)
1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
1 tablespoon Green Dream
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Do This:
In a bowl, mash up your ripe banana. Add in Green Dream and stir well. Mix in your oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and stir well. 
Lastly add in the non-dairy milk and stir everything together well.
Pour the green oats into a jar and cover. Place the jar in the fridge and allow the oats to soak overnight in order to thicken.
In the morning, enjoy the oats as is, straight out of the jar, or pour them into a bowl and add whatever toppings you desire!

Green Overnight Oats


Vegan No-Bake Cacao + Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan No-Bake Cacao + Peanut Butter Cookies

Dream up this batch of no-bake, guilt-free cookies filled with wholesome ingredients for you or someone you love to enjoy!

In addition to cacao (everyone’s favorite superfood!), Cacao Magic + Cacao Bee Honey both contain maca, a libido-enhancing root from the mountains of Peru that also boosts energy + mood.

These cookies are super nutrient-dense that require barely any time or energy! Cookies that are raw, vegan, dairy-free and easy to make? Yes, please!

No-Bake Cacao + Peanut Butter Cookies

Gather This:

1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)

½ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

3-5 tablespoons Cacao Magic Superfood Blend

½ tsp salt

Drizzle of Cacao Bee Honey

Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until everything has broken down and everything starts to clump together - about 40 seconds. 

Use a heaping tablespoon to scoop out cookie batter and form into balls. Place cookie balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Repeat until you’ve used the remainder of the cookie dough.

Use a fork to gently press down on each cookie.

Pop cookie sheet into the refrigerator to allow cookies to chill. Then feel free to add cookies to a large bag or container to store. Cookies will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, drizzle on some honey and enjoy!

Vegan Cacao + Peanut Butter Cookies

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Fried PB, Banana & Honey Sandwich

Fried PB, Banana & Honey Sandwich

Step up your sandwich game with this delicious and satisfying fried peanut butter, banana and superfood honey sandwich! When we say “fried” we don’t mean a deep-fried sandwich. It’s lightly toasted in butter for a golden, crispy crust. 

We love drizzling on our supercharged raw honey due to its antibiotic properties, energy-lifting powers, and plant-based protein from brown rice. Berry Bee Honey includes pomegranate, acai, goji, and camu-camu (ALL organic!), which are incredibly high in antioxidants. 

A sandwich that’s golden crisp on the outside with warm melty pb on the inside and gooey bananas drizzled with honey is going to be a family favorite in your house. Perfect for kiddos!

Berry Bee Honey

Gather This:

1 banana

2 slices of bread

Butter or oil

Peanut butter

Berry Bee Honey

Do This:

Heat oil or butter in a skillet on medium high heat. Slice your bread, spread peanut butter and chop up one banana.

Sauté ½ of the banana in oil/butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon placed to the side then use the other half of the banana inside your sandwich. 

Fry up each side of the pb&j for a few minutes until it’s toasty and browned. ENJOY!

PB, Banana & Honey Sandwich
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Superfood Green Honey Chia Seed Pudding

Green Dream Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is the PERFECT nourishing and nutrient-dense breakfast or snack that you can prepare ahead of time for the week. It’s creamy, delicious and loaded with fiber, nutrients, protein, and healthy fats. No cooking, no chopping, and literally only a handful of ingredients. 

The coconut milk makes this pudding so thick and creamy, and loads it up with an ample dose of saturated fats to support brain function and healthy appetites. We’ve also added some Green Dream for a detoxifying and energizing boost of superfoods.

TIP: You can prepare a few mason jars with chia pudding and leave them in the fridge, they can be easily taken to work for a healthy snack and are perfect after a yoga practice. The chia pudding keeps well for about 3-4 days in the fridge.

Superfood Green Honey Chia Seed Pudding

Makes: 1-2 servings

Gather This:

¼ cup chia seeds

1 ½ cups of canned coconut milk

1 tbsp superfood honey (we used Cosmic Dream but any raw superfood honey would work!)

1-2 tbsp Green Dream

Do This:

Pour the entire can of coconut milk into a bowl then mix in your chia seeds, honey and Green Dream. Make sure all of your ingredients are combined, then add a large mason jar or storing container. Set your pudding in the fridge to chill (until the chia seeds absorb the liquid- about an hour so).  

Once ready to enjoy, give it a good stir and add a little sea salt or sweetener to taste, along with some of your favorite toppings. 

Green Honey Chia Seed Pudding

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Cacao Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Cacao Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries

We are in the LOVING spirit over here! To celebrate, we’ve created a dreamy chocolate covered strawberries recipe for you to dream up in your kitchen and share with your loves. Not only does cacao provide that addictively yummy chocolatey flavor, this star superfood also ignites your body’s joy and pleasure centers, elevating your senses and opening your heart.

This recipe uses our Cacao Magic Superfood Blend for even extra mood-balancing and energizing properties with a rich chocolate flavor. Chocolate covered strawberries make a pretty, bite-size dessert that everyone loves. They are beautiful and tasty, but also incredibly simple. 

Sophie Jaffe Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Gather This:

1 pint fresh strawberries

1 (10-ounce) package chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, vegan)

¾ cup Coconut Magic (or coconut butter of choice)

¼ cup Cacao Magic

1 teaspoon coconut oil

Cacao nibs & salt for decoration (optional)

Do This:

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, top with a wire rack and set aside. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper to use for cooling the dipped strawberries. If using any optional toppings, place those onto individual small plates.

Wash strawberries and then pat dry with paper towels and arrange on the wire rack to completely air dry to make sure chocolate adheres perfectly.

Add chocolate cups to medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Repeat until the chocolate is all melted and smooth. Set aside.

Using a microwave, small pot or double boiler, melt Coconut Magic (or coconut butter) to a liquid. This should be done on low heat to ensure it doesn’t burn. Stir in Cacao Magic and coconut oil. Whisk together chocolate in one bowl. 

Hold each strawberry by the stem and dip into the melted chocolate. Then sprinkle on cacao nibs & salt if desired. Serve once the chocolate has hardened or store in the refrigerator. ENJOY!

Sophie Jaffe & Noa Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What superfood desserts are you making this month for yourself and loved ones? Share yours with us by tagging us on Instagram @philosophielove!

Coconut Berry Bliss Bites

Coconut Berry Bliss Bites

Make healthy snacks part of your daily routine with these Coconut Berry Bliss Bites that are full of clean, feel-good foods! 

Keeping healthy snacks in your pantry is KEY to more mindful eating. These energizing bliss bites made by our girl Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_) are packed with protein and nutrients that make you feel like a superhuman!

We’ve combined coconut, oats, dates (which also pack a variety of minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc) and our Berry Bliss blend which is high in antioxidants, protein, and vitamin A. They’re delightfully sweet and perfect to snack on.

Coconut Berry Energy Superfood Bites

Makes: 12

Gather This:

1 cup dates (pitted and soaked) 

2 cups rolled oats

¼ - ½ cup coconut shreds

1 - 2 tbsp Coconut Magic

2 tbsp Berry Bliss

Coconut Berry Bliss Bites

Do This:

Pit and soak dates to soften. Add dates to a food processor or high speed blender and blend to form a soft paste. Add the rest of the ingredients in, mix well and scrape edges as needed. It should naturally form together. Roll into 1-inch balls and then to set, pop in the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes. ENJOY!

Coconut Berry Bliss Bites


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