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Raw vegan hot chocolate is an incredible treat for the holidays. It’s cozy, warming and wonderfully delicious. This morning, in the festive light of our home’s cute miniature (real!) Christmas tree,  I whipped up a batch of delicious raw hot chocolate spiked with just about every “superfood” I had on hand. (P.S. If you haven’t already, definitely check out Gena Hamshaw’s take on superfoods. I really appreciate her perspectives on the topic!).

I have grown fond of tossing a bunch of “super” ingredients into my recipes when I can. I hope you’ll enjoy this fun nutrient-dense hot chocolate recipe, featuring reishi mushrooms, raw cacao, chia  seeds, maca, mesquite, and Vitamineral green.

Raw Vegan Superfood Hot Chocolate (Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup soaked Chia Seeds

1 Tbs Cacao powder

1 tsp reishi mushroom powder

1 Tbs Cacao Paste (optional)

1 tsp Mesquite powder

1 tsp Maca powder

Pinch high-quality salt

8 drops stevia (or, to taste)

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tsp Vitamineral Green or other green powder (optional)

pinch of cayenne (optional)

Instructions:

Toss all ingredients in a Vitamix or other blender. Mix until smooth. Meanwhile, heat up a pot of hot water. Add 2 cups hot water to the mixture and enjoy!

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Traditional Oreos are pretty gross, although the U.S. version are vegan (Note: International Oreos are reportedly non-vegan). My version of the chocolate sandwich treats is low-glycemic and pretty easy to make! Feel free to substitute your sweetener of choice for stevia.

Brown’s Raw Vegan NOreos (serves 6-8)

Ingredients

Chocolate NOreo shell:

1/2 cup Raw cacao paste or cacao butter and cacao powder
Pinch salt
Liquid stevia (or other sweetener)
1/4 cup cacao nibs
Chocolate molds (or ice cube tray)

“Cream Filling” Insides:

1/4 cup raw tahini
6-8 drops liquid stevia or other vegan sweetener
1 Tbs maca

Instructions:

Melt cacao paste or cacao butter and cacao powder on very low heat until liquid. Add in stevia, salt and nibs. Place into molds or ice cube tray. Allow to cool in fridge or freezer.

Meanwhile, mix insides ingredients. Once chocolate part has hardened, make sandwiches out of insides and outsides. Place in fridge to harden, and then enjoy!

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