Coffee can be a hard habit to kick, but I’ve found that many of my clients find it a lot easier when they have an alternative. Coffee, more often than not, is a ritual habit. It’s the early morning ritual. Or the mid-morning ritual. Or the I’m-exhausted-and-I-need-a-treat ritual. When you acknowledge this ritual aspect of coffee and find an alternative ritual that nurtures and nourishes you, coffee is suddenly a lot easier to kick.
Simple or Fancy
Today’s recipe works however you like to drink your coffee – espresso, americano or latte – and is packed full of minerals, with the added bonus of maca and chlorella to help balance hormones and energise you without taxing your adrenals. The bitter darkness of good, unsweetened chocolate goes a long way to hitting that coffee spot. I love flavoured hot drinks, so I’ll often make my chocoffee with spices like cinnamon and cardamom, and top it up with warmed almond milk, sweetening it with honey.
French Press, Espresso Pot, Coffee Maker or Mug
You can make chocoffee in the same way that you make your normal coffee – just replace your coffee with fresh ground cacao beans, nibs or cocoa powder. For a supercharged start to your morning, use the recipe below 🙂 Try your version for a week and see what happens!!
This Week’s Recipe: Superpower Superfood Chocoffee
Develop a new superpower – Natural Energy – with this yummy and nourishing coffee alternative.
1 – 2 heaped teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, raw cacao powder or fresh ground cacao nibs
1 level teaspoon maca powder (optional)
¼ teaspoon chlorella (optional)
100 – 300ml boiling water (depending on whether you like your coffee long or short)
homemade almond milk (optional)
raw agave syrup or honey (optional)
Method – In a Mug
Put your cocoa powder, maca and chlorella into a cup or mug. Add 1 tablespoon of boiling water and stir the powders into a smooth paste. Add a 2nd tablespoon of water, stirring until smooth. Top up with boiling water, and add almond milk and/or natural sweetener if desired. If you want froth, chuck your chocoffee in the blender!