"CHOCOLATE THERAPY // the turning of the calendar into another year always leaves me feeling symbolic; today especially, as 2014 was a totally unexpected wild but beautiful ride. a Lyme diagnosis out of left field, a total health crackdown and turnaround, a deep and systemic personal healing voyage, a career u-turn, among many other major shifts. it was no small feat! I don't indulge in sweets often anymore, but on birthdays and truly special occasions, cacao is my celebration of choice. I've also been incorporating certain medicinal adaptogenic formulas to assist in pituitary function to regulate my thyroid TSH and hormonal system that's gone out of balance recently. I love @moonjuiceshop 's magical lunar pantry full of expertly curated organic and bio-available supplements. my NYE therapeutic hot cacao is made from Ho Shou Wu and Pearl powder, as well as maca, cinnamon, raw vanilla, raw cacao powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, sea salt, and a little raw honey. "
Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate With Coconut Milk
Adaptogenic Cacao Latte
1 can coconut milk or 12oz sprouted nut milk
2.5 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp cold pressed coconut oil
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp raw maca powder
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1/4 tsp raw vanilla powder
1 pinch pearl powder
1 pinch Ho Shou Wu powder
Maldon sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a stovetop pan, starting with the coconut milk; slowly bring to simmer while whisking vigorously to create a foam. Serve immediately, take a moment for gratitude, and enjoy.