A Delicious Maca Hot Chocolate Recipe by The Holistic Ingredient


Whether you’re hiding under a doona to escape the winter chill, or you just really like chocolate, this Maca Hot Chocolate from Nourish contributor Amy Crawford will surely satisfy those hot cup of cocoa cravings. Plus, we’ve even got two copies of her hot off the press eBook ‘A Nourishing Morning’ to giveaway. You can find out the details at the bottom of the post, or if you don’t make it that far… after you’ve made this delicious recipe.

Why don’t I set the scene: it’s Sunday morning in bed (dangerously close to midday actually), the rain’s pouring on the roof and the papers are strewn. Enter, some hot chocolate for the doona-clad bed occupiers to consume and remain right where they are.

Whether you have the luxury of being warm in bed, or your stuck in traffic on your way to work, everyone can benefit from this delicious hot chocolate-y treat. Maca is a god-send from superfood heaven. It serves to boost energy levels and fight stress, it is also revered for its aphrodisiac qualities. Who doesn’t want a bit of, well, all of that in their lives?!


This, along with many other delicious recipes, can be found in my brand new eBook entitled ‘A Nourishing Morning’, comprising of 75 deliciously healthy gluten and refined sugar free recipes for any time before noon. Drinks, smoothies, mueslis, eggs, scones, tea cakes, crumpets, bagels…you name it, we have it covered. It’s a predominantly plant based book designed with food intolerances in mind. Mornings have never tasted so good!

The Maca Hot Chocolate 

A Delicious Maca Hot Chocolate Recipe by The Holistic Ingredient

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Serves 2

  • 1 ½ cup almond or sesame milk
½ cup coconut milk, canned or fresh
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup (or sweetener of choice)

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla powder or essence
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Cacao nibs to garnish
How to make it:
  • Place all ingredients except for the cacao nibs into a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Gradually heat the liquid to a gentle simmer for 4-5 minutes. Do not allow the liquid to boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour into two mugs. Garnish generously with cacao nibs.

* If you find this hot chocolate is too rich for your liking, simply add ½ cup of water to the saucepan.

In celebration of this eBook release, Move Nourish Believe has 2 copies of ‘A Nourishing Morning’ to give away! Simply share your “favourite way to have a nourishing morning” in the comment box below, and we will pick 2 lucky winners to get the eBook in their hot little hands.

*This competition closes on the 1st of September, 2014. Each entry will be judged on the basis of creativity and originality. Please leave your email address so we can contact you with your prize.



amycrawford_holisticingredient_bioWhen CFS put a swift end to a million-mile-an-hour corporate career, it also created the most incredible life transformation imaginable. Amy is now a Health Coach, Reiki Master and a Practitioner of CTC, Hypnosis, EFT and NLP. Amy runs a successful blog called The Holistic Ingredient where she combines her passion for food, cooking, toxic-free living and healing therapies. She is also the author of the first of a series of whole food eBooks, A Nourishing KitchenDiscover more of Amy’s nourishing know-how via TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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