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!

 

Stay tuned to The Philosophie Recipe Blog for more wholesome holiday dishes, nutrient-rich treats, and healthier cocktails and be sure to follow The Philosophie on Twitter for tips and tricks on how to nourish your mind, body, and soul! 

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No-Bake Cosmic Cashew Butter Truffles

Philosophie fans, you’re going to want these super simple cashew butter truffles that triple as a protein snack, dessert and collagen beauty booster all in one!


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You can store these high vibe beauty-boosting truffles in the fridge and they last for up to a week! Such an amazing protein-packed snack and wonderful for a sweet, low glycemic index treat in the evenings!


Gather This:

1 cup cashews

½ cup cashew butter

1 cup almond flour

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

3 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

4 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

Drizzle of Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

In a food processor add all your ingredients. Blend, roll into golf-sized balls and pop in the fridge to harden. If your mixture is too dry, add a bit more melted coconut oil to help all the ingredients mold together! 

Take out after an hour and drizzle with Berry Bee Honey and bee pollen for tons of anti-inflammatory benefits! ENJOY!

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Vegan Berry Applesauce Waffles

The Jaffe kids LOVE superfood waffles and it’s definitely a morning staple around our home. They’re so easy to make and you can sneak in a ton of high-quality ingredients like your favorite superfood + protein blends. These vegan waffles are made with our immunity-boosting Berry Bliss blend, oat flour, cinnamon and applesauce. They’re crisp with a warm, soft center and so tasty.


Use unsweetened applesauce to help keep sugars to a minimum and complement it with cinnamon and vanilla to make a perfect, warm spice flavor. Mixed with Berry Bliss Superfood Powder and drizzled with Berry Bee Honey for an extra immune boost (a huge plus during the cold season), they’re the perfect brekkie for your whole family to enjoy.


Top these babies with blueberries, banana, coconut whip and a healthy drizzle of supercharged raw honey! Kid-friendly and mama approved! Recipe was created by our love Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_)!


Gather This:

2 cups oat flour⁣

2 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend⁣

3 tsp baking powder⁣

Dash of pink salt⁣

Dash of cinnamon ⁣

4 flax eggs (4 tbsp ground flax, 10 tbsp water)⁣

¼ cup almond butter⁣

½ cup unsweetened apple sauce⁣

1 tsp vanilla extract⁣

1 ¼ cup vanilla almond milk 


Top with coconut whip, blueberries, banana and a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey!⁣


Do This:

Make flax eggs, set aside.⁣

Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl.⁣

Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.⁣

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Set for 5-10 minutes to let oat flour absorb and fluff up.⁣

Heat waffle maker and lightly oil.⁣

Make waffles! Quantity will vary with waffle maker size!!⁣

 

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Green Vitality Smoothie Bowl

Around here we love starting the day we vibrant smoothie bowls loaded with superfoods, organic fruits & veggies, and all our favorite toppings like Cacao Bee Honey to make us feel motivated and empowered to take on the day! 


This smoothie includes an easy way to get in your daily dose of greens with spinach and steamed zucchini and the detoxifying powers of Green Dream. It’s sweetened with mango, banana, dates, cinnamon and a healthy topping of our immune-boosting and nutrient-rich Cacao Bee Honey


Enjoy this smoothie bowl created by the lovely Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_) when you’re looking for an ultra nutritious, yummy breakfast or when you need a little afternoon pick-me-up. 

Gather This:

Handful of spinach  

½ cup frozen mango

½ cup frozen steamed zucchini 

1 frozen banana

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

2 dates

Dulse flakes (optional but a great source of calcium & potassium, can swap for paprika)

Cinnamon

1 cup of water

½ tsp reishi extract (optional but great for the immune system, stress support and sleep)

¼ Avocado

TOPPINGS

granola, buckwheat, Cacao Bee Honey and date spread


Do This:

add everything to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth + creamy! Pour into your favorite bowl, top with your favorite toppings + ENJOY! 

 

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Peppermint Cacao Brownies

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We added Philosophie’s Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend which has an abundant source of mood-balancing cacao and plant-based protein. These delicious brownies are also sweetened with Philosophie’s Cacao Bee Honey made with cacao superfood + protein blend and raw organic honey perfect for the cold & flu season. 


Peppermint and chocolate during the holidays is always a win and these brownies are perfection. 

Gather This:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-4 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey or monk fruit syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup creamy almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1 banana (ripe)
  • 1 ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • one candy cane (optional to decorate)

Do This:

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
  3. In a bowl, combine all your dry ingredients - almond flour, Cacao Magic, and baking soda. Mix.
  4. To a blender, add the eggs, honey or syrup, melted coconut oil, almond milk, almond butter, banana, peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Blend until fully combined.
  5. Next, add your dry mixture and blend until lightly combined.
  6. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides. Add the chocolate chips to the blender and mix with a spatula.
  7. Pour contents into the baking dish and shake the dish gently until the batter is even.
  8. Bake 24-25 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  10. Crush candy cane and sprinkle on top of brownies, you can drizzle honey or melted chocolate if you’d like.
  11. Cut into small squares and enjoy!

Cacao Veggie-Packed Oats

We fueling up on cozy oat bowls like this one during the holiday season to keep us nourished & grounded. Spread holiday cheer at home by making these cacao veggie-packed oats and share with loved ones!


These oats are an easy way to sneak in veggies, fiber and micronutrients in a cozy bowl of oats. You may think a combination of riced cauliflower, zucchini and cacao sounds strange but trust us! The perfect brekkie or mid-afternoon snack in minutes. It’s made with a healthy serving of our Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend to give your body a natural energy and mood boost.


Enjoy this beautiful bowl by Philosophie Babe, Danielle (cacaoforcoconuts_) on those cold, cozy mornings.

Gather This:

1 cup frozen riced cauliflower

½ cup oats

½ cup grated zucchini 

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 cup water


Do This:

Bring cauliflower and water to a boil.
Add zucchini and reduce heat.
Stir in the Cacao Magic and oats.
Transfer to a bowl and top!
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    ½ cup oat flour 

    ½ cup almond flour 

    ½ cup coconut sugar or monk fruit

    1 tsp Fall Vibes

    1 tsp baking soda

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    1-3 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey

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    Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until the top of the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If outside starts to brown faster than the middle is cooking, cover with foil and continue to bake until the center is done.

    Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 20 minutes and ENJOY!!