It’s the most wonderful time of year.. to enjoy hot chocolate! This creamy and warming Hot Chocolate with Raw Cacao and Cayenne is a delicious healthier alternative to the typical hot chocolates you’ll find at your local coffee shops. Made with homemade almond milk, natural sweetener, maca and a pinch of cayenne for a spicy kick, this drink is truly a warm hug on a cold day. Both the raw cacao and maca powder are superfoods you can feel good about. With two tablespoons of cacao, you’ll be getting a rich dose of antioxidants. The maca powder offers a soft taste of caramel flavour and is considered an “adaptogen” plant, meaning it helps the body naturally cope with stress. Although only a pinch of cayenne pepper is used, a little goes a long way in terms of flavour — be careful not to add too much! Spicy cayenne pepper is known to fight inflammation and provide digestive support, as the spice stimulates the digestive tract while increasing gastric juices and the flow of enzymes. I hope you’ll enjoy this superfood hot chocolate (preferably curled up by the fire)!